Folliculotropic T-cell Lymphoma – Case Report

Authors: L. Slezáková 1;  L. Drlík 1;  L. Pock 2
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatovenerologické oddělení, Šumperská nemocnice, a. s. přednosta prim. MUDr. Lubomír Drlík 1;  Dermatohistopatologická laboratoř, Praha vedoucí lékař doc. MUDr. Lumír Pock, CSc. 2
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, 89, 2014, No. 3, p. 133-135
Category: Case Reports


The authors present a case of a 90-year-old patient with a clinical picture of otophyma. The diagnosis of T-lymphoma-folliculotropic mycosis fungoides was determined on the basis of laboratory and histological findings. The patient was treated only by topical corticosteroids and observed as he had refused radiotherapy. The cutaneous manifestations improved with topical therapy and no progression was recorded.

Key words:
otophyma – folliculotropic T-lymphoma – folliculotropic mycosis fungoides


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