Indian Journal of Dermatology
IJD SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 137--141

Management strategies for mycosis fungoides in India


Tanumay Raychaudhury 
 Department of Dermatology, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Tanumay Raychaudhury
Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Mycosis fungoides is the most common primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The approach to diagnosis and further follow-up is outlined. Evidence for interventions is based classically on a Tumor Node Metastasis Blood TNMB “stage-based” approach. The treatment options in India are limited. The options as per risk stratification and prognostic index are discussed. Early stages and low-risk patients can be managed with expectant policy or skin-directed therapies including topical steroids and phototherapy; intermediate-risk patients can be opted for interferons or retinoids or low dose methotrexate along with radiotherapy including total skin electron beam therapy while high-risk patients are managed most often with single agent or multiagent palliative chemotherapy. Patients who are intermediate- or high-risk need management by a multispecialty team at tertiary care centers.


How to cite this article:
Raychaudhury T. Management strategies for mycosis fungoides in India.Indian J Dermatol 2017;62:137-141


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Raychaudhury T. Management strategies for mycosis fungoides in India. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];62:137-141
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