What are additional variants and characteristics of the mycosis fungoides type of 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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Other variants of mycosis fungoides include hyperkeratotic/verrucous and vegetating/papillomatous mycosis fungoides, typically arising in the axillae, perineum, and cervical area (neck), as well as, sometimes, on the breasts near the areolae, resembling acanthosis nigricans or multiple seborrheic keratosis.

Persistent, pigmented, purpuralike to lichenoid processes also may be a manifestation of mycosis fungoides.

Mucosal involvement by mycosis fungoides is rare and may occur as part of generalized involvement in advanced cases, particularly those that have undergone large cell transformation; it is a poor prognostic sign.


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