November 2018 Brief Communication


Pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD)-like mycosis fungoides on the leg of a Filipino male

Pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD)-like mycosis fungoides on the leg of a Filipino male

Nenita Q. Manzano, MD, FPDS, Jo Faustine Manzano, MD, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

Mycosis fungoides (MF) is an epidermotropic, primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) composed of small to medium-sized T-lymphocytes with cerebriform nuclei and with a T-helper phenotype.1 This is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma, which represents almost 50% of all lymphomas arising in the skin.1-3 The incidence of MF is approximately 0.36 per 100,000 person-years in the United States.4-5