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Sézary syndrome

Pronunciation: sa-zah-re'

Definition: exfoliative dermatitis with intense pruritus, resulting from cutaneous infiltration by atypical mononuclear cells (T lymphocytes with markedly convoluted or cerebriform nuclei) also found in the peripheral blood, and associated with alopecia, edema, and nail and pigmentary changes; a variant of mycosis fungoides.

Synonym(s): Sézary erythroderma

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