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Mycosis Fungoides, Then and Now… Have We Travelled?

Mahalingam, Meera MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCPath*; Reddy, Vijaya B. MD

doi: 10.1097/PAP.0000000000000092
Review Articles

Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma, accounting for almost 50% of all primary cutaneous lymphomas. When initially described, it was believed to be a distinct clinical entity with a pathognomonic histopathologic picture. Through the years we have come to know that, like syphilis, MF is a great masquerader and can present clinically and histopathologically in many ways. This review is an attempt to cover the many faces of MF that have evolved through the years.

*Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, MA

Department of Pathology, Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago, IL

The authors have no NIH funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Reprints: Vijaya B. Reddy, MD, Department of Pathology, Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, 600 S Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60612 (e-mail:

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