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August 1971

Nonspecificity of Characteristic Cells in Mycosis Fungoides

Author Affiliations


From the Skin and Cancer Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Dermatology, Temple University Health Sciences Center, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(2):141-147. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000200029006

Cells with morphologically distinctive nuclei, heretofore associated only with mycosis fungoides and the Sézary syndrome, are readily detected in a variety of randomly selected nonlymphomatous dermatoses. These cells, therefore, do not provide specific cytologic evidence for the diagnosis of mycosis fungoides. The significance and function of these cells need further clarification.