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MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES: EPIDEMIOLOGY IN ISFAHAN, IRAN

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 Start Page 2301 | End Page 2308

Abstract

 Background: MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES (MF) is the most common and indolent form of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL), that usually occurs in old adults. We aimed to determine epidemiologic features and patients' characteristics of MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES in Isfahan, IRAN.Methods: We performed a retrospective study in MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES clinic of Alzahra hospital, that is the main center for treatment of patients with MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES in Isfahan, and evaluated clinicopathologic features of the disease.Findings: In 3 years, from 25 referred patients, 18 were diagnosed as MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES. Seven (38.9%) patients were men and 11 (61.1%) were women with male to female ratio of 1:1.57. The mean age of patients was 41.06 years. 88.9% of patients were in stages ΙA and ΙB.Conclusion: Most of our patients presented in early stages that were similar to other studies; while male to female ratio was different from other studies.

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