The case of an 82-year-old man who developed intraocular extension from mycosis fungoides, a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, is presented. The patient died soon after intra-ocular involvement occurred. Immunohistochemistry of a skin biopsy, taken early in the course of the disease, disclosed a predominance of T cells with a helper/inducer phenotype (CD4). However, an intraocular infiltrate obtained 7 years later contained mostly T cells with a suppressor/cytotoxic phenotype (CD8). The occurrence of ocular invasion, the change in immunophenotype, and the predominant proliferation of CD8 lymphocytes may have been related to the poor outcome in this patient.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 2000|