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Mycosis fungoides

Mycosis fungoides: Introduction

Mycosis fungoides: A form of lymph cancer characterized by scaly skin patches. It progresses over several years to form elevated skin lesions and then ... more about 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mycosis fungoides is available below.

Symptoms of Mycosis fungoides

Treatments for Mycosis fungoides

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • There is no cure for mycosis fungoides
  • Treatments such as steroid creamsor , electron beam radiation, chemotherapy may be applied to the skin, if it is in early stages
  • Ultraviolet light ( PUVA ) will often help control the condition
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Causes of Mycosis fungoides

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Prognosis for Mycosis fungoides

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

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A form of lymph cancer characterized by scaly skin patches. It progresses over several years to form elevated skin lesions and then tumors. (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS)

Definitions of 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


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