Mycosis Fungoides

Mycosis fungoides is a common form of blood cancer called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It occurs when white blood cells called T cells become cancerous. These cells can affect the skin by causing various types of skin lesions. A red rash appears on the skin that is not exposed to the sun. Generalized itching with pain also occurs in the affected region. It is treated by ultraviolet B radiation therapy, topical chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.

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Please explain the cause and treatment for hypopigmented mycosis fungoides.

Query: Hi doctor, A 9-year-old girl's biopsy report reads like this. I would like to know the cause and treatment. Biopsy shows sparse superficial perivascular infiltrate of lymphocytes. The epidermis shows slight psoriasiform hyperplasia and infiltration by numerous small and large lymphocytes without m...  Read Full »

Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mycosis fungoides is a type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, meaning abnormal proliferation of T cells in our skin. As such, there is no well definite cause. An interplay of various factors causes it. There are aberrations in the chromosomes triggered by a persistent antig...  Read Full »

What is pityriasis rosea and how is it manifested?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a few minor rashes around my torso for the past few weeks. It started with two patches on my upper middle back, about an inch in diameter each. Then I noticed little round red patches popping up, about 1 cm in diameter. The ones on my back are pretty faint red or pink patc...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Take care.  Read Full »

What is the red rash on my wife's face?

Query: Hi doctor, Three days ago, my wife got a red rash on the right cheek. It was small and weak at first, but grew in size as a large patch and spread underneath the nose and mouth in two days. It causes a strong stinging and burning sensation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Were there any blisters or pain before the occurrence of rash? Please send a few photographs of all affected areas. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

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