Hypopigmented Mycosis Fungoides with Large Cell Transformation in a Child.Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 34(5):e260-e264.PD
Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides (HMF) is the most common variant of mycosis fungoides (MF) in children. Large-cell transformation in HMF has never been reported. Herein we report a case of HMF in an 8-year-old boy who presented with a 6-year history of hypopigmented patches on the bilateral arms, lower back, buttocks, posterior thighs, and lower legs. Biopsy revealed an abnormal CD8[+] epidermotropic T-cell infiltrate consistent with the diagnosis of MF. The T-cell clonality study was positive. The patient was started on narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB) phototherapy and topical steroids. He had a 50% reduction in his patches after 10 months of treatment, after which he developed a single annular plaque on his left thigh. The biopsy specimen demonstrated large cells that were diffusely CD8[+] and CD30[-] . Clobetasol propionate ointment was prescribed, which led to complete resolution of the plaque within 2 weeks. NBUVB phototherapy was continued and the patient had a complete response within the following 5 months. The case is an example of exceptionally rare large-cell transformation in pediatric MF and stresses the importance of regular follow-up of these patients.