Mycosis fungoides - A cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorder in a patient treated with fingolimod for multiple sclerosis Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Fingolimod was the first oral disease-modifying drug approved for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). It has previously been associated with rare cases of lymphoma. Here we describe the first case of mycosis fungoides–a cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorder, in an MS patient treated with fingolimod. who developed histologically confirmed mycosis fungoides 3 years after starting fingolimod. The drug was withdrawn and the patient was treated with radiotherapy and surgical excision with remission. This report points to a possible association between fingolimod and skin lymphoproliferative disorder and emphasizes the need for periodic skin examination.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018