alexa Purely follicular mycosis fungoides without mucinosis: report of two cases with review of the literature.


Hair Therapy & Transplantation

Author(s): Monopoli A, Annessi G, Lombardo GA, Baliva G, Girolomoni G

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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. This article was published in J Am Acad Dermatol and referenced in Hair Therapy & Transplantation

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