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Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides

A malignant neoplasm made up of abnormal germinative cells analogous to those that compose the folliculosebaceous-apocrine germ in an embryo and that usually manifests clinically as a papule or nodule which may become ulcerated. On the basis of…

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses

A malignant neoplasm made up of abnormal germinative cells analogous to those that compose the folliculosebaceous-apocrine germ in an embryo and that usually manifests clinically as a papule or nodule which may become ulcerated. On the basis of…

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Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…and have a broader wavelength of reactivity. This end stage may also demonstrate histologic features resembling cutaneous T cell lymphoma (so called actinic reticuloid). Currently, this end-stage condition is termed chronic actinic dermatitis, and…

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Lichen Planus: Key Points

…of lichen planus, especially of the oral mucosa, genitalia, and rarely of the skin, may be complicated by the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Lichen planus may be triggered by or found in association with exogenous factors, such as…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lymphomas (Other Than Mycosis Fungoides and Lymphomatoid Papulosis)

…natomic site. Included among them are anaplastic large-cell lymphoma and panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma. Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma of T-cell type usually occurs as a solitary, rapidly growing tumor. Most of the neoplastic lymphocytes express…

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses: Overview

…s universally by 3 months. Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome and graft vs. host disease may closely mimic Langerhans cell histiocytosis. In Langerhans cell histiocytosis, most patients are immunologically normal prior to therapy when…

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Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…to control the process and reduce cutaneous lesions in an effort to maintain a high quality of life. Drug eruptions, chronic actinic dermatitis, and, rarely, allergic contact dermatitis can have histologic features very similar to CTCL. Even T-cell

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…o healing ones. They are also very effective in pain control. Pitfalls A non-healing ulcer may be cutaneous carcinoma (basal cell, squamous cell, etc.) or an inflammatory ulcer (such as pyoderma gangrenosum). Biopsy non-healing ulcerations after…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…ma may occur as an initial or later complication of HIV infection. It may appear in patients with a relatively high helper T-cell count and no other evidence of immunosuppression, or in those with advanced HIV disease. In the terminal phase of HIV…