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A 40-year-old male asked:

How common is a lichenoid lymphocytic infiltrate w/ tanglestacia in a skin biopsy? i was diagnosed mycosis fungoides last year, could this be new spot

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Dr. Magdy Shaaban
Hematology and Oncology 42 years experience
Mycosis fungoides: mycosis lesions has specific picture. the pathologist will be able to identify it . I recommend that you see hematologist
Dr. Hernani Cualing
Pathology 31 years experience
Nonspecific terms vs: The diagnosis of nycosis fungoides is based on a combination of 4 items: clinical, histological, immunotests, molecular. The histological picture mimics many forms and also includes lichenoid infiltrate, plus in a third, ,atypical abnormal cells form cerebriform Pautier's nests. To answer your question, your biopsy should have molecular clonality, expert pathology immunohistology review.

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