Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides treated with electron beam therapy that evolved into fatal, tumor-stage mycosis fungoides and erythroderma with multiple ulcerations
A 71-year-old woman diagnosed with mycosis fungoides with multiple erythematous plaques and follicular papules on the scalp, trunk, and thigh was referred to our institution. Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides was histologically diagnosed, and the erythematous papules and plaques regressed temporarily after total-skin electron beam therapy. The patient then developed tumors and erythroderma. The area of painful erosion spread, and her condition rapidly worsened. The patient died 3 years and 4 months after the first examination due to multiple organ failure caused by sepsis. The cause of rapid evolution into erythroderma remains elusive and requires further investigation in similar cases.