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Mycosis fungoides

Mycosis fungoides was first described nearly 200 years ago, in a patient with large necrotic ‘mushroom-like’ tumours on the skin. Mycosis fungoides is now recognised to be the most common variant of a heterogeneous group of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas that present in the skin: known as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This article will describe the epidemiology, clinical and histological features, staging, treatment and prognosis of mycosis fungoides and of its leukaemic variant, the Sézary syndrome.
Dermatology in practice 2001; 9(2): 14–18
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