Mycosis Fungoides is the most common form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Mycosis Fungoides majorly affects the skin. Symptoms of Mycosis Fungoides are:
• Rash like patches
• Tumours and lesions
• Itching of the rash
HOW IS MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would do a physical examination along with blood tests and tissue tests.
HOW IS MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES TREATED?
Treatment for Mycosis fungoides includes direct sunlight exposure. In other cases, doctors may also recommend using ultraviolet light therapy and provide medications like topical corticosteroids for respite. If there is a risk of the tumour being malignant than chemotherapy, and radiotherapy could also be started. Maintaining good hygiene and keeping the area clean is also highly recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Mycosis Fungoides was first described in 1806 by French dermatologist Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert.