The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 5
Mycosis Fungoides Mimicking Nevoid Hyperkeratosis of the Nipple and Areola in an Adolescent
1Department of Dermatology, Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Medicine, Clinics of 2Dermatology, and 3Department of Pathology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Received: 14 February 2014, Accepted: 28 August 2014
Mycosis fungoides is one of the great imitators in dermatology; it can mimic many dermatoses. Nevoid hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is a rare idiopathic disease with typical clinical features of verrucous thickening and brownish discoloration of the nipple, areola or both. Here, a 16-year-old male patient with mycosis fungoides mimicking nevoid hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola has been reported. To our knowledge, this is the first atypical MF patient to have presented with a NHNA-like lesion. Although the clinical appearance of nevoid hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is highly characteristic for diagnosis, histopathological examination is recommended, especially in cases with atypical features such as unexpected age, male gender and unilateral location. Keywords : adolescent, mycosis fungoides, nipples.
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