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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

Define Mycosis Fu ngoides and Sézary disease

Check atypical cells in blood and lymphadenopathy in patient with a suspected red rash. T-cell lymphomas with primary manifestations in the skin include Sézary disease and mycosis fungoides. The cell of origin in these lymphomas is the peripheral CD4+ T-lymphocyte. Due to the epidermal location of the neoplastic T cells, there is formation of small abscesses called Pautrier’s microabscesses which [...]

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