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ICD-10 code: C84.1

Chapter: Neoplasms

What is Sezary Disease?
Sezary disease is a rare, aggressive form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), which is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is named after the French dermatologist Albert Sezary who first described it in 1938. Sezary syndrome is characterized by the presence of abnormal T-cells in the skin, blood, and lymph nodes.

Sezary disease is a type of cancer that affects the immune system. It is most commonly diagnosed in older adults, but it can occur in people of any age. The exact cause of Sezary disease is unknown, but it is believed to be related to a genetic mutation that causes the T-cells in the body to grow abnormally and uncontrollably.

Symptoms of Sezary Disease

The symptoms of Sezary disease can vary from person to person, but common symptoms include:

  1. Red, itchy, scaly patches on the skin
  2. Enlarged lymph nodes
  3. Fatigue
  4. Fever
  5. Night sweats
  6. Unexplained weight loss

People with Sezary disease may also experience more severe symptoms such as severe itching, skin thickening, and skin ulcers. In advanced stages, Sezary disease can affect organs such as the liver and lungs, leading to organ failure.

Treatment of Sezary Disease

There is currently no cure for Sezary disease, but treatment options are available to manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Treatment options may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy

Your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. It is important to follow your treatment plan closely and attend all scheduled appointments to ensure the best possible outcome.


Sezary disease is a rare and aggressive form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for managing symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Sezary disease, it is important to speak with your doctor as soon as possible.