What is the clinical history of hypopigmented 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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Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides tends to occur in young, slightly to moderately dark-skinned people of Indian, Latin American, or sub-Saharan African American heritage. It manifests as irregular, but fairly well-demarcated, hypopigmented or white patches. They are asymptomatic or are slightly pruritic and may appear with or without other lesions typical of mycosis fungoides. (See the images below.)

Hypopigmented cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Courtesy Hypopigmented cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Courtesy of Jeffrey Meffert, MD.
Hypopigmented cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Courtesy Hypopigmented cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Courtesy of Jeffrey Meffert, MD.

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