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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
MARTA, Gustavo Nader et al. Mycosis fungoides: case report treated with radiotherapy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.3, pp.561-564. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000300022.
Mycosis fungoides is a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of T cells that primarily affects the skin. It is characterized by the presence of erythematous plaques that evolve into ulcerated lesions, tumors throughout the skin or even bone marrow infiltration in advanced stages. Chemotherapy and topical steroids, phototherapy and radiotherapy are treatment options for early cases. This study reports the case of patient with multiple tumor lesions in the skin already biopsied with diagnosis of mycosis fungoides. The patient was refractory to both treatments with topical chemotherapy and phototherapy. It was then indicated total skin irradiation with electrons
Keywords : Lymphoma, T-Cell, cutaneous; Mycosis fungoides; Radiotherapy.