Case Series
 
Mycosis fungoides: A report of two cases
Bukar Abba Zarami
Anatomic Pathologist, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, PMB 1414 Maiduguri, Borno State

Article ID: 100895Z01BZ2018
doi: 10.5348/100895Z01BZ2018CS

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Bukar Abba Zarami,
Anatomic Pathologist, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital,
PMB 1414 Maiduguri,
Borno State

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Zarami BA. Mycosis fungoides: A report of two cases. Int J Case Rep Images 2018;9:100895Z01BZ2018.


ABSTRACT

Introduction: Mycosis funguides is one of the rare malignant skin neoplasms also one of the most common primary cutaneous T cell lymphomas. The etiology and risk factors of the disease are poorly realized, nevertheless, in Nigeria, the disease seems to be under reported. Mycosis fungoides resembles many skin lesions, particularly during its early clinical course, creating diagnostic challenges, especially in growing countries as it requires tissue biopsy, histological diagnosis with hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemistry.

Case Series: Two females of 20 years and 60 years, were diagnosed with mycosis fungoides in our archival (2003–2016).

Conclusion: Mycosis fungoides is one of the non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is presented with cutaneous lesions and it has an indolent clinical course. However, the disease was under-diagnosed in our environments. Thus, the clinician should often regard it as unitary of the differential diagnoses of the skin lesion.

Keywords: Diagnosis, Mycosis fungoides, Rare disease, Skin neoplasms


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Bukar Abba Zarami – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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