Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
YAMASHITA, Thamy; ABBADE, Luciana Patricia Fernandes; MARQUES, Mariangela Esther Alencar and MARQUES, Silvio Alencar. Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome: clinical, histopathological and immunohistochemical review and update. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.6, pp.817-830. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000600001.
This paper reviews the diagnostic and classificatory concepts of mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome in light of the latest normative publications. It describes the great variability of the clinical expression of mycosis fungoides in its early stages as well as the histopathological and immunohistochemical aspects that help with diagnosis. The diagnostic criteria required for characterizing Sézary syndrome and the staging system used for both mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome are described.
Keywords : Lymphoma, T-Cell, cutaneous; Mycosis fungoides; Sézary syndrome.