Purely follicular mycosis fungoides without mucinosis: Report of two cases with review of the literature

Alessandro Monopoli, Giorgio Annessi, Giuseppe A. Lombardo, Giannandrea Baliva, Giampiero Girolomoni

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Abstract

Follicular lesions can either associate with typical patch-/plaque-type mycosis fungoides or, more rarely, be the only clinical manifestation of the disease. We describe 2 adult patients who presented with alopecia and disseminated follicular erythematous papules, and comedones and cysts, respectively. In both patients, histology showed a folliculotropic infiltrate of atypical lymphocytes that spared the epidermis, in the absence of follicular mucinosis. Molecular genetic analysis confirmed the oligo/monoclonal nature of the T-cell infiltrate. Reported cases of purely follicular mycosis fungoides without mucinosis are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-452
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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