A 58-year-old white man had dermatomyositis and primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. The cutaneous lymphoma was evidenced by a noduloulcerative disease of the lower extremities. Histologic results resembled a T-cell process with a diffuse, superficial infiltrate composed of small- and medium-sized lymphocytes with angioinvasion and epidermotropism. The infiltrate extended into the deep dermis and panniculus with scattered large lymphocytes and necrosis. With the help of gene-rearrangement analysis and immunophenotyping, the true B-cell lineage was discovered. The importance of gene-rearrangement analysis and immunophenotyping in the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphoma is emphasized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|