Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Mycosis fungoides is best viewed as a cutaneous lymphoma. Over a period of years, it progresses through three stages—the first consisting of red scaly patches, the second of pruritic plaques, and the third of brownish-red tumors. The therapy of each stage is outlined, and several selected modalities are discussed in detail, including topical steroids, systemic steroids, localized superficial irradiation, topical nitrogen mustard, electron beam, and chemotherapy (alkylating agents and antimetabolites.