Volume 55, Number 1 and 2 (30 1997)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1997, 55(1 and 2): 52-57 | Back to browse issues page


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Naraghie Z. Evaluation of pathologic and clinical findings of 366 outpatients and inpatients of Razi Hospital for 8.5 tears. Tehran Univ Med J. 1997; 55 (1 and 2) :52-57
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Mycosis fungoides is virtually a kind of cutaneous T cell lymphoma. The wide spectrum of clinical, and histopathologial features of MF accessitated performing an exact study on it. During a retrospective survey, clinical findings of 115 in-patients and histopathological finding of 366 ontpatients and inpatients of MF in an 8½ years period were studies with special attention to the pathological Aspects: Males were affected more than females. Their ages ranges from 11-88 years. The most common symptom and sign were pruritus and scaling, respectively. The first involved areas in male were the limbs and females was the trunk. The role of environmental and occupational factors in pathogenesis deserves greater contemplation. There were four distinct histopathological pattern in the epidermis: 1) without significant changes, 2) hyperplasia, 3) poikilodermatosus and 4) pagetoid patten. Epidrmotropism with or without associated pauntrier's microabscesses and halo cells was noted in the majority of cases (233 patients). The inflammatory infiltrate with predominence of atypical lymphocytes and also fibrosis, edema and occasional grenz-zone were the prominent finding of papillary dermis. The major finding of hypodermis was septal panniculitis. In conclusion integrated correlation between clinical and wide spectrum pathologic features of M.F could be a gnide to early diagnosis and appropriate mangement.
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