Which factors are associated with poor outcomes in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)?

Updated: Apr 20, 2020
  • Author: Lauren C Pinter-Brown, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Univariate analysis has shown that the following factors are also associated with reduced survival and increased risk of disease progression [48] :

  • Increased age

  • Male sex

  • Increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)

An analysis of 20-year trends reporting on incidence and associated mortality of patients with mycosis fungoides showed a decline in the mortality rate in the United States, perhaps related to increased recognition and earlier diagnosis of the disease. [50] The overall mortality rate is 0.064 per 100,000 persons; however, the mortality rate widely varies depending on the stage of disease at diagnosis.

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