Table 1

Comparison between microscopical features of Mycosis fungoides and lymphomatoid vascular reaction

Microscopical characteristic Mycosis fungoides Lymphomatoid
vascular reaction
EpidermotropisimMarked and diffuseMinimal and focal
Pautrier's microabscessesUsually presentUsually absent
EosinophilsMinimal or absentModerate
Basilar vaculopathyUsually absentUsually present
Marked spongiosis, dermal
oedema, and keratinocyte necrosis
Usually absent papillary dermal
  fibrosis rather than oedema is
the rule
Usually present
Intraepidermal population of cellsMarkedly atypical cytomorphologyMildly atypical