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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-122

Vitiligo-like lesions of mycosis fungoides coexisting with large plaque parapsoriasis: An association or a spectrum?


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan Hospital, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Jayanta Kr Das
BE 3, 193 Andul Road, Howrah 711109, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.26934

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Mycosis fungoides is the commonest type of primary cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides is an uncommon variant usually observed in dark-skinned individuals, especially children. Large plaque parapsoriasis, a disease of the middle-aged, and with no racial and geographical predilection, can be regarded as the clinically benign end of the mycosis fungoides disease spectrum. Case of a 24-year-old male, with asymptomatic hypopigmented lesions with characteristics of large plaque parapsoriasis, and vitiligo-like skin lesions with characteristics of mycosis fungoides developing over pre-existing hypopigmented lesions, with no systemic features, is presented for its unusual clinical features and conspicuous histopathological findings.


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