DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Most common (about 50% of all CTCL), chronic progressive, phased, primarily cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (indolent, low malignant T-cell lymphoma), which originates from CD4-positive, small to medium-sized T-cells (T-helper lymphocytes).
Clinical featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
- tumor stage ("tumor stage"):
- Combination pattern of large red patches, red scaly plaques and formation of nodules in lesional skin; these have a strong tendency to ulceration.
- Increasing severe itching, especially in affected skin.
- Non-specific and specific lymph node infestation (biopsy necessary).
- The involvement of internal organs increases with increasing tumor load.
- Increasing significant disturbance of the general condition.
- Tendency to septic bacterial and viral infections.
- Accompanying symptoms of mycosis fungoides:
- Mucosal involvement: Possible in every phase; especially of the oral mucosa, tongue, tonsils, nasal cavities, pharynx.
- Organ involvement: Involvement of the spleen, liver, lungs, gastrointestinal tract or CNS in very late stages of the tumour. Skeletal involvement missing.
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Clinical data of further illustrations and therapy see below Mycosis fungoides (overview).
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Bosisio FM et al (2015) Expression of T-follicular helper markers in sequential biopsies of progressive mycosis fungoides and other primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. At J Dermatopathol 37:115-121
- Hodak E et al (2014) Response to: "Tumor stage mycosis fungoides in nonblood-related family members". J Am Acad Dermatol 71:1002-1003
- Nath SK et al (2014) Poorer prognosis of African-American patients with Mycosis fungoides: an analysis of the SEER dataset, 1988 to 2008 Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 14:419-423
- Quaglino P et al (2012) Time course, clinical pathways, and long-term hazards risk trends of disease progression in patients with classic mycosis fungoides: a multicenter, retrospective follow-up study from the Italian Group of Cutaneous Lymphomas. Cancer 118:5830-5839
- Yamada Y et al (2013) Complete clinical remission of tumor-stage granulomatous mycosis fungoides after treatment with PUVA, skin electron irradiation, oral etretinate and systemic interferon-γ. Int J Dermatol 52:893-895
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