Actinic granuloma occurring in an unusual association with cutaneous B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Article first published online: 12 NOV 2011
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Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Volume 39, Issue 2, pages 294–297, February 2012
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Kauffman, J. A., Ivan, D., Cutlan, J. E. and Hymes, S. R. (2012), Actinic granuloma occurring in an unusual association with cutaneous B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 39: 294–297. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2011.01811.x
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 12 NOV 2011
- Accepted for publication July 18, 2011
- collagenolytic granulomas;
- cutaneous lymphoma;
Granulomatous cutaneous reactions are well described in association with T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma, but are rarely seen in association with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or leukemia. We report a case of a 65-year-old woman with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) who presented with multiple, tender, firm pink papules on the face, upper trunk and upper extremities 6 years after diagnosis of CLL. Biopsy revealed both palisading granulomatous dermatitis consistent with actinic granuloma and a dense perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate consistent with the patient's known history of leukemia. This is an unusual manifestation of cutaneous B-cell CLL that is rarely seen.
Kauffman JA, Ivan DS, Cutlan JE, Hymes SR. Actinic granuloma occurring in an unusual association with cutaneous B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.