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What is Mycosis fungoides?

What is Mycosis fungoides?

  • Mycosis fungoides: Mycosis fungoides is a rare form of T-cell lymphoma of the skin. The disease is typically slowly progressive and chronic.
  • Mycosis fungoides: A peripheral (mature) T-cell lymphoma presenting in the skin with patches/plaques and it is characterized by epidermal and dermal infiltration of small to medium-sized T-cells with cerebriform nuclei. Patients with limited disease generally have an excellent prognosis. In the more advanced stages, the prognosis is poor. (WHO, 2001) -- 2003
    Source - Diseases Database

Mycosis fungoides is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Mycosis fungoides, or a subtype of Mycosis fungoides, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Mycosis fungoides as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Mycosis fungoides: Introduction

Types of Mycosis fungoides:

Broader types of Mycosis fungoides:

Who gets Mycosis fungoides?

Patient Profile for Mycosis fungoides: Usually older adults over 50

How serious is Mycosis fungoides?

Prognosis of Mycosis fungoides: Unlike some other lymphomas, the outlook is generally good. Symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment. However treatment is not 100% curative.
Complications of Mycosis fungoides: see complications of Mycosis fungoides

What causes Mycosis fungoides?

Causes of Mycosis fungoides: see causes of Mycosis fungoides

What are the symptoms of Mycosis fungoides?

Symptoms of Mycosis fungoides: see symptoms of Mycosis fungoides

Complications of Mycosis fungoides: see complications of Mycosis fungoides

Onset of Mycosis fungoides: Mycosis fungoides can begin at any age, but the most common age is 50 years old.

Can anyone else get Mycosis fungoides?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
More information: see contagiousness of Mycosis fungoides
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mycosis fungoides

Mycosis fungoides: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mycosis fungoides.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mycosis fungoides.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mycosis fungoides: see treatments for Mycosis fungoides
Research for Mycosis fungoides: see research for Mycosis fungoides

Organs Affected by Mycosis fungoides:

Organs and body systems related to Mycosis fungoides include:

Name and Aliases of Mycosis fungoides

Main name of condition: Mycosis fungoides

Class of Condition for Mycosis fungoides: cancer

Other names or spellings for Mycosis fungoides:

Alibert-Bazin syndrome, Auspitz's syndrome, Vidal-Brocq syndrome, Hallopeau-Besnier syndrome, granuloma fungoides

Sezary syndrome, Cutaneous T cell lymphoma Source - Diseases Database

Pagetoid reticulosis, Sezary's lymphoma, Woringer kolopp disease, Sezary syndrome, Cutaneous T cell lymphoma
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mycosis fungoides: Related Conditions

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