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Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides: a clinical mimicker of vitiligo.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Feb; 14(2):193-4.JD

Abstract

Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides (HMF) is a rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that often manifests in younger patients with darker skin types in a centripetal distribution.(1) Average age of diagnosis is often 14 years.(2) The diagnosis is often missed due to its low incidence and lack of clinical suspicion. Misdiagnosis and failure to obtain biopsies lead to a long latency period from onset of hypopigmented patches to diagnosis and treatment. HMF has a clinically benign course and responds well to therapy; however, relapse is common.(3) We report a case of HMF misdiagnosed as vitiligo in order to illuminate diagnostic, histopathological, and treatment modalities.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25689815

Citation

Tolkachjov, Stanislav N., and Nneka I. Comfere. "Hypopigmented Mycosis Fungoides: a Clinical Mimicker of Vitiligo." Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : JDD, vol. 14, no. 2, 2015, pp. 193-4.
Tolkachjov SN, Comfere NI. Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides: a clinical mimicker of vitiligo. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015;14(2):193-4.
Tolkachjov, S. N., & Comfere, N. I. (2015). Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides: a clinical mimicker of vitiligo. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : JDD, 14(2), 193-4.
Tolkachjov SN, Comfere NI. Hypopigmented Mycosis Fungoides: a Clinical Mimicker of Vitiligo. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015;14(2):193-4. PubMed PMID: 25689815.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides: a clinical mimicker of vitiligo. AU - Tolkachjov,Stanislav N, AU - Comfere,Nneka I, PY - 2015/2/18/entrez PY - 2015/2/18/pubmed PY - 2015/11/17/medline SP - 193 EP - 4 JF - Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD JO - J Drugs Dermatol VL - 14 IS - 2 N2 - Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides (HMF) is a rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that often manifests in younger patients with darker skin types in a centripetal distribution.(1) Average age of diagnosis is often 14 years.(2) The diagnosis is often missed due to its low incidence and lack of clinical suspicion. Misdiagnosis and failure to obtain biopsies lead to a long latency period from onset of hypopigmented patches to diagnosis and treatment. HMF has a clinically benign course and responds well to therapy; however, relapse is common.(3) We report a case of HMF misdiagnosed as vitiligo in order to illuminate diagnostic, histopathological, and treatment modalities. SN - 1545-9616 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25689815/Hypopigmented_mycosis_fungoides:_a_clinical_mimicker_of_vitiligo_ L2 - http://jddonline.com/articles/dermatology/S1545961615P0193X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -