Mycosis fungoides variants

M. Estela Martínez-Escala, Belén Rubio González, Joan Guitart*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that usually manifests as patches and plaques with a propensity for nonphotoexposed areas. MF is a common mimicker of inflammatory and infectious skin diseases, because it can be manifested with a wide variety of clinical and pathologic presentations. These atypical presentations of MF may be difficult to diagnose, requiring a high level of suspicion and careful clinicopathologic correlation. Within this array of clinical presentations, the World Health Organization classification recognizes 3MF variants: folliculotropic MF, pagetoid reticulosis, and granulomatous slack skin. These 3 variants, as well as hypopigmented MF, are addressed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-189
Number of pages21
JournalSurgical Pathology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Clinicopathologic variants
  • Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides
  • Granulomatous slack skin
  • Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides
  • Pagetoid reticulosis
  • Woringer-Kolopp disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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