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Syringotropic Mycosis Fungoides

A Variant of Folliculotropic Mycosis Fungoides or a Distinct Entity?

Echols, Kathryn F. MD; Bressler, Lindsey MD; Armeson, Kent MS; Maize, John C. Sr MD

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: November 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 11 - p 807–809
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000001403
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Abstract: Syringotropic mycosis fungoides (MF) is classified under folliculotropic MF. Although there is significant overlap between the 2, this study demonstrates that folliculotropism is frequently present in syringotropic MF, and when not present, the specimen did not include a follicle to examine. In addition, few of the pathology reports mentioned folliculotropism or syringotropism, although this is an important prognostic feature.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Correspondence: Lindsey Bressler, MD, 135 Rutledge Avenue, MSC 578, Charleston, SC 29425 (e-mail:

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Medical University of South Carolina.

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