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Clinical and histological characteristics of mycosis fungoides and sézary syndrome: A retrospective, single-centre study of 43 patients from eastern Denmark

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Diagnosis of mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome can be very challenging. Clinical and histopathologicadata for patients with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome in Denmark are limited. A retrospective study was performed in Region Zealand, Denmark from 1990 to 2016. A total of 43 patients with mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome were identified during the period. At the time of diagnosis the patients’ mean age was 64.3 years and 74.5% had early-stage (≤IIA) disease. The mean time from onset of skin disease to diagnosis was 4.4 years. Surprisingly, 43% progressed to a higher disease stage, and risk of disease progression was higher for stage IB than IA (p = 0.01)All cases displayed some degree of epidermotropism and the infiltrates consisted of pleomorphic lymphocytes with a T-helper (CD4+/CD8) phenotype. This study describes, for the first time, all aspects of clinical and histopathological findings in patients with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome in a well-characterized Danish cohort.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Dermato-Venereologica
Vol/bind99
Udgave nummer13
Sider (fra-til)1231-1236
Antal sider6
ISSN0001-5555
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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