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Clinical dermatology •Concise report
Coexistence of marginal zone cutaneous B-cell lymphoma and classic Hodgkin disease: does a biological relationship exist?
Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
© The Author(s) CED © 2013 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 383–385, June 2013
How to Cite
Gallo, E., Pérez-Gala, S., Navarro, R., Fraga, J., Adrados, M., Arranz, R., García-Diez, A. and Aragüés, M. (2013), Coexistence of marginal zone cutaneous B-cell lymphoma and classic Hodgkin disease: does a biological relationship exist?. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38: 383–385. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2012.04478.x
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
- Accepted for publication 28 May 2012
The coexistence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin disease (HD) in the same patient, although previously reported, is very unusual. This situation is extremely rare when the first diagnosis is a cutaneous B NHL, and exceptional if there is no personal background of cytostatic treatment. We report a 44-year-old man who developed cutaneous nodules over a period of two years. A marginal zone cutaneous B-cell lymphoma was diagnosed. On staging investigation a mass in the lingual tonsil was found and excision biopsy showed a classical Hodgkin lymphoma.