Catherine Black, BMBS. Erwin Foster-Smith, FRCPath. Ian Lewis, FRACP. Randall Faull, FRACP. Shireen Sidhu FACD.
Post-transplant plasmablastic lymphoma of the skin
Article first published online: 17 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Authors Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2012 The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 54, Issue 4, pages 277–282, November 2013
How to Cite
Black, C. L., Foster-Smith, E., Lewis, I. D., Faull, R. J. and Sidhu, S. K. (2013), Post-transplant plasmablastic lymphoma of the skin. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 54: 277–282. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2012.00939.x
Conflict of interest: none
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 17 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAY 2012
- large cell lymphoma;
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a recently described rare variant of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma characterised by its aggressive nature and plasmacytic differentiation. It most frequently arises in the oral cavity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. However extra-oral involvement is becoming increasingly recognised, particularly in HIV-negative patients. We report a case of PBL presenting as multiple violaceous nodules and plaques on the leg of a HIV-negative patient, 13-years post-renal transplant. To date, 20 cases of PBL presenting in the skin have been reported. We review and compare the clinico-pathological features of these cases.