What is the clinical history of stages IVA and IVB 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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Development of lymph nodes that are histologically positive for tumor (stage IVA) and/or visceral lesions (stage IVB) may occur rather rapidly after tumor-stage disease develops and/or clinical lymphadenopathy is detected. Alternatively, either or both may arise from erythrodermic disease (stage III) at a very variable rate. Both are associated with a poor prognosis.


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