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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230-233

Multifocal primary cutaneous anaplastic lymphoma

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Panthalla Vijaya Lakshmi
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Kurnool Medical College, Flat No. 309, MS9 Priya Towers, Deva Nagar, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.191853

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Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (CALCL) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by proliferation of CD4 T helper cells that express CD30+ marker with anaplastic cytology. These lymphomas are seen in adults and present as solitary or multiple and often ulcerated nodules most often on the trunk. Multifocal lesions are seen in only 20% of patients. Careful staging with computed tomography scan is required to exclude systemic CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Multifocal primary CALCL, not extensively reported is more likely to progress to extracutaneous involvement than localized disease. Herein, we report a case of an 83-year-old male with a 6 months history of minimally pruritic generalized ulcerated nodules.

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