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Sézary's cell

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An atypical T lymphocyte that contains vacuoles filled with mucopolysaccharide. It is a characteristic finding in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and its variants and present in the peripheral blood of patients with Sézary syndrome. Clusters of these cells in the epidermis is called Pautrier's microabscess.

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  • A. Sézary, Y. Bouvrain:
    Erythrodérmie avec présence de cellules monstrueuses dans le derme et le sang circulant.
    Bulletin de la Société francaise de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie, Paris, 1938; 45: 254-260.
  • A. Sézary:
    Pathogénie et sémiologie des mélanodernies du type addisonien.
    La presse médicale, Paris, 1921: 281-283.
  • M. A. Lutzner, H. W. Jordan:
    The ultrastructure of an abnormal cell in Sézary syndrome.
    Blood, June 1968, 31 (6): 719-726.

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