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Rare provisional entity: primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma in a young woman
  1. J Csomor1,3,
  2. Á Bognár1,
  3. S Benedek2,
  4. J Sinkó3,
  5. S Fekete3,
  6. L Krenács4,
  7. A Matolcsy1,
  8. L Reiniger1
  1. 1
    1st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  2. 2
    3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  3. 3
    Szent László Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
  4. 4
    Laboratory of Tumour Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics, Institute of Biotechnology, Bay Zoltan Foundation for Applied Research, Szeged, Hungary
  1. Dr L Reiniger, 1st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, H-1085 Budapest, Üllői út 26, Hungary; lillareiniger{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma is a rare and provisional entity, characterised by cutaneous involvement and aggressive clinical behaviour. The case is here presented of a young woman with concurrent cutaneous and systemic involvement. Despite multi-agent chemotherapy, only partial remission could be achieved, and the patient died from therapy-resistant respiratory and circulatory failure. This case report is intended to add to the data collected on this rare entity, with only about 20 cases as yet described.

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