Follicular Mycosis Fungoides: Successful Treatment with Oral Bexarotene

May 2004 | Volume 3 | Issue 3 | Case Reports | 301 | Copyright © May 2004

Galina Shistik, MD; Leigh Ann Scalf, MD; Neil Fenske, MD and L. Frank Glass, MD

Follicular mycosis fungoides, a subtype of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, is often difficult to treat. We present a case of a female with follicular mycosis fungoides who showed an excellent response to low-dose (150 mg/m2) oral bexarotene (Targretin). To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of follicular mycosis fungoides demonstrating a response to bexarotene.