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Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma with atypical presentation

Authors


Hee Young Kang, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Ajou University School of Medicine 5 Wonchon-Dong, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon 443-721, South Korea. Email: hykang@ajou.ac.kr

ABSTRACT

Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma is characterized by a proliferation of epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T cells and an aggressive clinical behavior. Patients present with localized or disseminated eruptive papules, nodules and tumors. We report a case of primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma with unusual clinical manifestation. The lesion occurred as multiple brownish macules and flat-topped papules on the hands, feet and face in a 25-year-old woman.

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