Chapter 18. Cutaneous Manifestations of B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

  1. Lorenzo Cerroni MD Associate Professor of Dermatology1,
  2. Kevin Gatter BM, DPhil, FRCPath Head of Department Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Helmut Kerl MD Professor Emeritus of Dermatology1

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch18

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cerroni, L., Gatter, K. and Kerl, H. (2009) Cutaneous Manifestations of B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, in Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316742.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

  2. 2

    Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185547

Online ISBN: 9781444316742

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Keywords:

  • specific cutaneous manifestations of leukemias;
  • histopathology - tumor composed predominantly of small hyperchromatic lymphocytes;
  • treatment - planned according to the hematologic findings;
  • prognosis - not affected by skin involvement;
  • progression diffusing large B-cell lymphoma - Richter's syndrome;
  • immunohistology - reveals presence of B lymphocytes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical features

  • Histopathology, immunophenotype and molecular genetics

  • Treatment and prognosis

  • Progression to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (Richter's syndrome)

  • References