What Is Sezary Syndrome?

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Q:
What is sezary syndrome?

A:
Sezary syndrome is a rare retrovirus infection characterized by excessive numbers of abnormal T-cells in the blood, lymph nodes, liver, spleen and bone marrow, and in deposits in the skin.

In other words, Sezary syndrome is an aggressive form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, which is a type of blood cancer.

Signs and symptoms of Sezary syndrome may include:

  • red, severely itchy rash (erythroderma);
  • enlarged lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy);
  • hair loss (alopecia);
  • skin swelling (edema);
  • thickened skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet (palmoplantar keratoderma);
  • lower eyelids that turn outward (ectropion);
  • abnormalities of the fingernails and toenails.

Please consult a doctor for detailed information about Sezary syndrome.

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