Follikulotrope Mycosis fungoides bei einer Patientin mit Psoriasis unter Methotrexat-Therapie

Translated title of the contribution: Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides in a psoriatic patient under methotrexate treatment: Case reports

Vito Di Lernia, Cinzia Ricci, Laura Grenzi, Elisabetta Froio, Simonetta Piana

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Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides is a variant of mycosis fungoides with a worse prognosis than the classic form. It can be associated with follicular mucinosis. We report a case of folliculotropic mycosis fungoides developing in the months following methotrexate therapy in a psoriatic patient. This lymphoma did not regress after stopping the antipsoriatic treatment. There is a known relationship between the use of immunosuppressive therapies and the development of lymphoproliferative malignancies. However these lymphomas are mainly B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas associated with Epstein-Barr virus. In our patient the short period of time from the beginning of the immunosuppressive treatment to the occurrence of the T-cell lymphoma does not support a strong causal relationship between the drug intake and the development of mycosis fungoides. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of folliculotropic mycosis fungoides in a patient treated with methotrexate for psoriasis.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1068-1070
Number of pages3
JournalJDDG - Journal of the German Society of Dermatology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009



  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Mycosis fungoides
  • Psoriasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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