What are the stages of classic mycosis fungoides cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Lauren C Pinter-Brown, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The signs and symptoms of CTCL vary depending on the type. The two most common types are mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome.

Classic mycosis fungoides is divided into the following 3 stages:

  • Patch (atrophic or nonatrophic): Nonspecific dermatitis, patches on lower trunk and buttocks; minimal/absent pruritus

  • Plaque: Intensely pruritic plaques, lymphadenopathy

  • Tumor: Prone to ulceration


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