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Mycosis fungoides in patients with psoriasis: an ongoing issue Volume 28, issue 2, March-April 2018

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1 2nd Department of Dermatology and Venereology,
Cutaneous Lymphoma Outpatient Clinic,
Faculty of Medicine,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Department of Biochemistry,
Faculty of Medicine,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Thessaloniki, Greece
3 Department of Pathology,
Faculty of Medicine,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Thessaloniki, Greece

Psoriasis has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of lymphoma. Evolution of psoriasis to cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) may be a result of chronic immune stimulation and lymphoproliferation. Moreover, misdiagnosis and/or immunosuppressing/immunomodulating therapies may account for the higher risk of lymphoma in psoriatic patients. Additional studies are necessary to clarify the underlying pathogenetic mechanisms that may link these two conditions. Here, we report four patients with [...]