Primary Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma in a Child


Amy S. Paller, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 60612. Reprints not available.


Abstract: Primary cutaneous lymphoma in childhood is extremely rare. An 11-year-old girl had lesions that were treated as infected insect bites until a biopsy was performed and the diagnosis of primary T-cell lymphoma was made. In contrast to the typically indolent course of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in adults, the condition in children tends to disseminate rapidly.