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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mycosis fungoides palmaris et plantaris.

Mycosis fungoides palmaris et plantaris.

Nov 2012

[Article in German]


Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074, Aachen, Deutschland,


Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a low-grade cutaneous T-cell lymphoma characterized by skin-homing CD4- positive helper T cells. Mycosis fungoides palmaris et plantaris is an uncommon variant primarily involving the palms and soles. An 80-year old man presented with hyperkeratotic erythematous palmoplantar changes. Clinical and histopathologic criteria led to the diagnosis mycosis fungoides palmaris et plantaris. Tumor staging using sonography of the abdomen and lymph nodes, chest x-ray and blood examination is recommended, because extracutaneous manifestations may be present.

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