Mycosis Fungoides

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
mycosis fungoides in iranian population: an epidemiological and clinicopathological study. "mycosis fungoides in iranian population: an epidemiological and clinicopathological study.", by Fatemi Naeini F, Abtahi-Naeini B, Sadeghiyan H, Nilforoushzadeh MA, Najafian J, Pourazizi M. fig1: (a) Classic mycosis fungoides. Erythematous mildly scaly patch in the upper trunk. (b) Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides. Multiple hypopigmented and ill-defined to well-defined patches were seen on the back and thigh. (c) Poikilodermatous mycosis fungoides....

Mycosis fungoides is a disease in which T-cell lymphocytes come to be malignant and affect the skin. This problem is one of the most common types of T-cell lymphoma. Mycosis fungoides is identified by a scaly, red breakout that develops on the skin, especially on areas that are not usually subjected to the sun. The rash may last for months or years without creating any symptoms. Over time, a slim, reddened, eczema-like breakout may develop, followed by enlarged, red patches of skin. Ultimately, tumors create which may develop into ulcers and become contaminated. Mycosis fungoides is hard to cure. Treatment is usually palliative, with the purpose of easing symptoms and improving the top quality of life. Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas occur when certain white blood cells, called T cells, come to be malignant; these cancers classically impact the skin, creating various types of skin lesions. Although the skin is entailed, the skin cells themselves are not malignant. Mycosis fungoides might progress slowly via numerous stages, although not all people with the condition progression through all stages. Most affected individuals initially develop skin lesions called spots, which are level, scaly, pink or red areas on the skin that can be itchy. STAGE I: The first sign of mycosis fungoides is usually generalised itching, and pain in the affected area of the skin. PHASE II: The second phase is called the plaque or penetrating stage. Another condition of the lymph nodes might also develop known as lipomelanotic reticulosis. Skin layers may come to be atypical and thick bands of lymphoid cells may penetrate the upper skin layer. These cells may additionally penetrate the clear areas in the lower skin layers causing skin cell death. In some cases, the heart muscular tissue might be affected. If the brain is included, eye pain and loss of clear vision might occur.

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