Chapter 2. Mycosis Fungoides

  1. Lorenzo Cerroni MD Associate Professor of Dermatology1,
  2. Kevin Gatter BM, DPhil, FRCPath Head of Department Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Helmut Kerl MD Professor Emeritus of Dermatology1

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch2

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cerroni, L., Gatter, K. and Kerl, H. (2009) Mycosis Fungoides, in Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

  2. 2

    Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185547

Online ISBN: 9781444316742



  • mycosis fungoides - cutaneous T-cell lymphoma;
  • mycosis fungoides lesions - patches, plaques, and tumors;
  • mycosis fungoides extracutaneous involvement sites - lymph nodes;
  • mycosis fungoides and lymphomatoid papulosis;
  • T-cell receptor (TCR) gene rearrangement - in plaques and tumors;
  • mycosis fungoides as dermatologic masquerader;
  • small-plaque parapsoriasis;
  • mycosis fungoides with follicular mucinosis;
  • syringotropic mycosis fungoides - dense lymphoid infiltrated lesions;
  • localized pagetoid reticulosis - Woringer-Kolopp type mycosis fungoides


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical features

  • Extracutaneous involvement

  • Association with other diseases

  • Histopathology, immunophenotype and molecular genetics

  • Histopathologic differential diagnosis

  • Clinical and histopathologic variants

  • Mycosis fungoides in children

  • Treatment

  • Prognosis

  • References