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glossary:sezary_syndrome [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A form of [[cutaneous T-cell lymphoma]] manifested by generalised exfoliative erythroderma,​ intense pruritus, peripheral [[lymphadenopathy]],​ and abnormal hyperchromatic mononuclear [[cell]]s in the [[skin]], [[lymph nodes]], and peripheral [[blood]] (sezary cells). In plain English Sézary syndrome is a type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, characterized by skin abnormalities,​ extreme itching, enlarged [[lymph glands]], and abnormal blood cells.
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 +Sézary syndrome is a type of [[lymphoma]],​ which is a [[disease]] where lymphocytes (a type of [[white blood cells]]) increase to very large numbers in a person'​s blood. Sézary syndrome is a type of lymphoma known as a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, meaning that it is a disease where the [[white blood cells]] known as [[T lymphocytes]] increase to large numbers.
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 +Sézary syndrome can affect many organs. In early stage disease, the skin is the only organ affected; however, later stage disease can affect other organ systems.
  
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