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Sezary syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Sézary lymphoma
  • Sézary syndrome
  • Sezary's lymphoma
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is Sezary syndrome diagnosed?

A diagnosis of Sezary syndrome is often suspected in people with characteristic signs and symptoms. Additional testing can then be ordered to confirm the diagnosis. This may include:[1][2]
  • A skin biopsy
  • A complete blood count
  • Peripheral blood smear
  • Immunophenotyping
  • T-cell receptor (TCR) gene rearrangement test
  • Flow cytometry

To learn more about the diagnosis of Sezary syndrome, including specific information about each of the tests listed above, please visit the National Cancer Institute's Web site. Simply click on the link and scroll down to the section entitled "tests that examine the skin and blood are used to detect (find) and diagnose mycosis fungoides and the Sezary syndrome"
Last updated: 7/30/2015

References
  1. Mycosis Fungoides and the Sézary Syndrome Treatment (PDQ®). National Cancer Institute. May 2015; http://www.cancer.gov/types/lymphoma/patient/mycosis-fungoides-treatment-pdq.
  2. Elise A Olsen, MD; Alain H Rook, MD. UpToDate. Clinical presentation, pathologic features, and diagnosis of Sézary syndrome. May 2013; Accessed 7/30/2015.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Sézary lymphoma
  • Sézary syndrome
  • Sezary's lymphoma
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.