Mycosis fungoides is commonly known as Alibert-Bazin syndrome or even granuloma fungoides. It is a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that is very frequent and the symptoms here include a tumour like growth on the skin followed with rashes, skin lesions and other similar symptoms. Along with these symptoms one may experience lot of itchiness and irrigation in the affected area.
HOW IS MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES DIAGNOSED?
Although the cause of Mycosis Fungoides is still unknown, but it is believed that this disease is hereditary or genetic. A General Physician/Dermatologist/Homeopath diagnoses Mycosis Fungoides through a skin biopsy.
HOW IS MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES TREATED?
Mycosis fungoides can be treated in a variety of ways. Common treatments include simple sunlight, ultraviolet light, topical steroids, topical and systemic chemotherapies, local superficial radiotherapy, the histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat, total skin electron beam radiation, photopheresis and systemic therapies (e.g. interferons, retinoids, rexinoids) or biological therapies. Treatments are often used in combination.
DID YOU KNOW?
The condition is more common in men than in women and is usually seen in individuals over the age of 20. In most cases, the condition is not hereditary.