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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sogand Goudarzi, MD [2]

Overview

Common physical examination findings of cutaneous T cell lymphoma include fever, rash, pruritus, ulcer, chest tenderness, abdomen tenderness, bone tenderness, peripheral lymphadenopathy, and central lymphadenopathy.

Physical Examination

Vital Signs

Skin

HEENT

  • HEENT examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.

Neck

  • Neck examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.

Lungs

  • Pulmonary examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.
  • Pulmonary function tests and comprehensive metabolic panel (including liver and kidney function) should be monitored during treatment with methotrexate.

Heart

  • Cardiovascular examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.

Abdomen

  • Abdominal examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.

Back

  • Back examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.

Genitourinary

  • Genitourinary examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.

Neuromuscular

  • Neuromuscular examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal

Extremities

  • Extremities examination of patients with mycosis fungoides is usually normal.

References

==Physical Examination[1]==

Vital Signs

HEENT

Chest Exam

Skin

Abdomen

Extremities

Cutaneous T cell lymphoma skin manifestations[2]
Name Description
Premycotic (pretumor) phase
  • Small, scaly, red rashes or patches on the skin
  • Rashes can appear anywhere on the body, in areas that are not exposed to the sun
  • Does not cause symptoms and may last for months or years
Patch phase
  • Flat, thin, red patches or eczema-like rash on the skin
Plaque phase
  • Raised red patches (plaques) on the skin
Tumor phase
  • Lumps or nodules (tumours) on the skin
  • Tumors can cause open areas (ulcers), which can become infected

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results . http://seer.cancer.gov/seertools/hemelymph/51f6cf56e3e27c3994bd52f7/ Accessed on January 19, 2016
  2. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Canadian Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/types-of-nhl/cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma/?region=on Accessed on January 19, 2016

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