What are potential complications of 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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Potential complications of mycosis fungoides include the following:

  • Infection, particularly from indwelling intravenous catheters or from lymph node biopsy sites

  • High-output cardiac failure

  • Anemia of chronic disorders

  • Edema

  • Secondary malignancies - Eg, skin cancer, melanoma, colon cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphomas


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