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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
DUQUIA, Rodrigo Pereira et al. Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides with 20 years evolution. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.2, pp. 189-191. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962005000200011.
Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides is a rare variant of the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, in which hypopigmented lesions are seen without the classical lesions. Only three cases are found in the Latin-American literature. We report the case of a 29-year-old black male patient, who first presented with these lesions 20 years ago. The treatment is similar to the classical forms of the disease: psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) and topical nitrogen mustard are most often used.
Keywords : Phototherapy; Hypopigmentation; Mycosis fungoides.