What is Folliculotropic Mycosis Fungoides?Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare T- cell cancer of blood cells that usually manifests itself as skin lesions. These white blood cell cells, called T lymphocytes, help to fight various pathogens (Disease-causing microorganisms or agents). While Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides (FMF) is a subtype of mycosis fungicides (MF) that involves hair follicles and mostly affects the skin of the face, neck, and upper part of the trunk and form abnormal red spots, raised bumps, and lesions on the skin. These skin lymphomas are non-contagious.
Disease Etiology (Causes)There is no well-known cause.
Disease EpidemiologyFolliculotrpic mycosis Fungoides (FMF) is rare cancer with an annual low incidence rate. The mean age for the development of the tumor is above 50 years. It is a slow-growing condition. Signs and symptoms The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Abnormal red spots on the skin with redness and irritation
- Raised bumps on the skin
- Skin lesions
- Male type baldness with lesions in the eyebrow
- Enlarged or swelled lymph nodes
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Skin or lymph nodes marrow biopsy