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Aggressive Rare T-cell Lymphomas with Manifestation in the Skin: A Monocentric Cross-sectional Case Study


Brüggen, Marie-Charlotte; Kerl, Katrin; Haralambieva, Eugenia; Schanz, Urs; Chang, Yun-Tsan; Ignatova, Desislava; Dummer, Reinhard; Cozzio, Antonio; Hoetzenecker, Wolfram; French, Lars E; Guenova, Emmanuella (2018). Aggressive Rare T-cell Lymphomas with Manifestation in the Skin: A Monocentric Cross-sectional Case Study. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 98(9):835-841.

Abstract

Rare T- or NK-cell lymphomas with cutaneous manifestation may display a highly aggressive clinical course and major diagnostic/therapeutic challenges. This report describes our experiences with different lymphomas of this rare category and the therapeutic options used. This retrospective, descriptive, monocentric, cross-sectional case study, identified 4 rare aggressive T-/NK-cell lymphomas with manifestation in the skin, which were diagnosed in a tertiary care centre over a period of 4 years. Two patients had an Epstein-Barr virus-associated extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma and 2 patients had a primary cutaneous CD8+ aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma. Concomitant extracutaneous involvement was observed in 2 of all 4 patients. Two patients had fulminant disease progression and resistance to chemotherapy. Two patients underwent allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which resulted in one complete remission and one partial remission. This report emphasizes the importance of an early diagnostic work-up and a prompt aggressive therapeutic approach.

Abstract

Rare T- or NK-cell lymphomas with cutaneous manifestation may display a highly aggressive clinical course and major diagnostic/therapeutic challenges. This report describes our experiences with different lymphomas of this rare category and the therapeutic options used. This retrospective, descriptive, monocentric, cross-sectional case study, identified 4 rare aggressive T-/NK-cell lymphomas with manifestation in the skin, which were diagnosed in a tertiary care centre over a period of 4 years. Two patients had an Epstein-Barr virus-associated extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma and 2 patients had a primary cutaneous CD8+ aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma. Concomitant extracutaneous involvement was observed in 2 of all 4 patients. Two patients had fulminant disease progression and resistance to chemotherapy. Two patients underwent allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which resulted in one complete remission and one partial remission. This report emphasizes the importance of an early diagnostic work-up and a prompt aggressive therapeutic approach.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Hematology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:24 April 2018
Deposited On:03 Sep 2018 11:15
Last Modified:06 Nov 2018 17:09
Publisher:Society for the Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica
ISSN:0001-5555
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-2950
PubMed ID:29693696

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