The patch stage of mycosis fungoides. Criteria for histologic diagnosis.

@article{Snchez1979ThePS,
  title={The patch stage of mycosis fungoides. Criteria for histologic diagnosis.},
  author={Jorge L. S{\'a}nchez and Albert Bernard Ackerman},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={1979},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={5-26}
}
It has long been claimed that a specific histologic diagnosis of mycosis fungoides cannot be made in the premycotic" or "eczematous" (patch) stage of the disease. Indeed, the histologic features of the premycotic lesions were constantly said to be those of "chronic non-specific dermatitis." We studied 46 biopsy specimens of patch lesions from patients in whom mycosis fungoides was unequivocally established by clinical events (i.e., concurrence or later development of typical plaque and/or… CONTINUE READING

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