Atypical Poorly Differentiated Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma with an Angiocentric Growth Pattern Presenting Histologically as Vasculitis

Laetsch, B.; Hofbauer, G.; Kempf, W.; Burg, G.; Dummer, R.
June 2005
Dermatology (10188665);2005, Vol. 210 Issue 4, p341
Academic Journal
We report the case of a 41-year-old patient with an aggressive cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) initially presenting on histology as lymphocytic vasculitis. On repeated histological examination and by molecular biology work-up, the diagnosis of an unclassifiable CTCL could eventually be established. This atypical poorly differentiated lymphoma was of a CD4+ CD8– CD56– phenotype and followed an unfavourable course. The patient died despite chemo- and immunotherapy 7 months after the first consideration of lymphoma as diagnosis. Copyright © 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel


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