Sézary syndrome

A rare condition in which there is an abnormal overgrowth of lymphocytes in the skin, liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. It mainly affects middleaged and elderly people. The first symptom is the appearance of red, scaly patches on the skin that spread to form an itchy, flaking rash. There may also be accumulation of fluid under the skin, baldness, and distorted nail growth. Sézary syndrome is sometimes associated with leukaemia. Treatment includes anticancer drugs and radiotherapy.


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