Ichthyosiform Mycosis fungoides

Angelo V. Marzano, Alessandro Borghi, Maura Facchetti, Elvio Alessi

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Abstract

Background: Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a skin malignancy of T helper lymphocytes with a wide clinical spectrum. Among the atypical variants of MF, there is an ichthyosis-like presentation. However, to date, only 1 case of ichthyosiform MF has been reported. Objective: Our goal was to summarize the clinical characteristics and course, and the pathological, immunohistochemical and molecular genetic findings on 4 patients with ichthyosiform MF. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted. Results: The 4 patients represented 1.8% of the 221 patients with MF seen by us since 1975. None progressed to systemic disease in up to 12 years (median, 10 years) after the onset of the cutaneous manifestations. Interestingly, skin lesions typical of so-called follicular MF (FMF) were associated in 3 of 4 cases, whereas cutaneous manifestations of classic MF were absent in all 4 patients. Conclusion: Ichthyosiform MF represents a rare variant within the clinicopathologic spectrum of MF usually featuring a benign course and a tendency to be associated with lesions of FMF but not with lesions of classic MF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-129
Number of pages6
JournalDermatology
Volume204
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Mycosis Fungoides
Skin Manifestations
Ichthyosis
Skin
Helper-Inducer T-Lymphocytes
Molecular Biology
Retrospective Studies

Keywords

  • Acquired ichthyosis
  • Follicular mycosis fungoides
  • Mycosis fungoides

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  • Dermatology

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Marzano, A. V., Borghi, A., Facchetti, M., & Alessi, E. (2002). Ichthyosiform Mycosis fungoides. Dermatology, 204(2), 124-129. https://doi.org/10.1159/000051829

Ichthyosiform Mycosis fungoides. / Marzano, Angelo V.; Borghi, Alessandro; Facchetti, Maura; Alessi, Elvio.

In: Dermatology, Vol. 204, No. 2, 2002, p. 124-129.

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Marzano, AV, Borghi, A, Facchetti, M & Alessi, E 2002, 'Ichthyosiform Mycosis fungoides', Dermatology, vol. 204, no. 2, pp. 124-129. https://doi.org/10.1159/000051829
Marzano AV, Borghi A, Facchetti M, Alessi E. Ichthyosiform Mycosis fungoides. Dermatology. 2002;204(2):124-129. https://doi.org/10.1159/000051829
Marzano, Angelo V. ; Borghi, Alessandro ; Facchetti, Maura ; Alessi, Elvio. / Ichthyosiform Mycosis fungoides. In: Dermatology. 2002 ; Vol. 204, No. 2. pp. 124-129.
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