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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lymphomatoid Papulosis

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A distinctive type of CD 30 lymphoma characterized by the presence mostly of papules, some of them purpuric, that may ulcerate and heal with a scar, and by lesions that tend to come and go for years, eventually disappearing entirely or, on occasion, becoming nodular and even tumorous, which is an indication of likelihood of detectable lymphomatous involvement of some organs besides the skin.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lymphomatoid Papulosis: Overview

…nts with LyP are at increased risk to develop cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and systemic lymphoma of many types. The treatment of LyP does not prevent progression or the development of systemic or cutaneous lymphoma. Treatment should be appropriate for t…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lymphomas (Other Than Mycosis Fungoides and Lymphomatoid Papulosis)

…en performed. The major categories of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas are follicle center-cell lymphoma with preferential location on the head and back, immunocytoma (and marginal-zone lymphoma) situated on the trunk, buttocks, and extremities, an…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

Overview Therapy of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma often requires specialized knowledge, and for this reason it is often appropriate to refer such patients to a medical center with specialized knowledge in the management of CTCL. Since early aggressive t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

Overview Because overwhelming evidence suggests a cause-and-effect relationship between pemphigus autoantibody and the disease activity, therapy is aimed at both resolution of cutaneous lesions and elimination of circulating antibody. The titer of t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

Photosensitive drug eruptions, polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD -includes the conditions previously called photosensitive eczema, actinic reticuloid and persistent light reaction). Photosensitivity dermatoses are caused e…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lymphomatoid Papulosis

A distinctive type of CD 30 lymphoma characterized by the presence mostly of papules, some of them purpuric, that may ulcerate and heal with a scar, and by lesions that tend to come and go for years, eventually disappearing entirely or, on occasion,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mycosis Fungoides

A systemic lymphoma of T-lymphocytes that manifests itself first in the skin as macules and then patches that often are scaly. Most people with the disease have only scaly macules and patches for a lifetime, but some patients may develop papules, pl…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Treatment

…with dermatitis herpetiformis are at increased risk to develop lymphoma of the GI tract. A gluten-free diet reduces the risk of this complication. Treatment with dapsone alone (without gluten avoidance) does not reduce the risk of lymphoma. Patients…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Key Points

…ly hypothyroidism, as well as an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, specifically bowel-associated T cell lymphoma. Dental enamel defects are found in almost half of DH patients, similar to but milder than those described for celiac disease. Pati…

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