Consultant Anatomic Pathologist and Dermatopathologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Mowafak is on the Canadian board of Anatomic pathology from Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He is also in a dermatopathology fellowship from University of California, San Francisco. He did a molecular pathology fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and a master’s degree in pathology, Mosul University, Iraq. He has MB, CH, B from the Mosul University, Iraq.
He is an attending pathologist in Eastern Health in St John’s, Canada, an attending pathologist in different Middle East countries and an attending pathologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dr. Mowafak is a reviewer of pathology outlines, skin diseases and has different publications.
Short Description of the Lecture:
- Mycosis Fungoides SKMC Experience with Literature Review
Mycosis Fungoides is the most common cutaneous T cell lymphoma, it is of low grade, and characterized by skin homing CD4+ T cells. The patient may present with progressive skin lesions, patches, plaques, tumours and erythroderma and has poorer prognosis in later stages.Diagnosis remains difficult owing to MF’s nonspecific skin presentation and identification of the optimal treatment strategy is challenging given the paucity of controlled trials and numerous and emerging treatment options.
Management includes topical therapy with the addition of systemic therapy for patients with later-stage disease including tumors; erythroderma; and nodal, visceral, or blood involvement.