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What is cutaneous t-cell lymphoma exactly?

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Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Type of NHL

Cutaneous t cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a type of non-hodgkin's lymphoma(nhl) , which is a type of cancer of the immune system. Unlike most nhl (which are generally b-cell related), ctcl is caused by a mutation of t cells.
The malignant t cells in the body initially migrate to the skin, causing various lesions to appear- reference wikipedia and cancer.Gov. Best wishes.

In brief: Type of NHL

Cutaneous t cell lymphoma (ctcl) is a type of non-hodgkin's lymphoma(nhl) , which is a type of cancer of the immune system. Unlike most nhl (which are generally b-cell related), ctcl is caused by a mutation of t cells.
The malignant t cells in the body initially migrate to the skin, causing various lesions to appear- reference wikipedia and cancer.Gov. Best wishes.
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Dr. Manoj Reddy
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In brief: Mycosisfungoides etc

Cutaneous T cell lymphomas are a group of nonHodgkin lymphomas primarily arising in skin, most common type is Mycosis Fungoides, presenting as plaques and masses and are from clonal T cells and like the second most common CD30 positive lymphomas, are indolent.
However aggressive CTCLs also occur, interestingly those viral induced. For detailed reading, see Cualing etal Cutaneous Hematopathology

In brief: Mycosisfungoides etc

Cutaneous T cell lymphomas are a group of nonHodgkin lymphomas primarily arising in skin, most common type is Mycosis Fungoides, presenting as plaques and masses and are from clonal T cells and like the second most common CD30 positive lymphomas, are indolent.
However aggressive CTCLs also occur, interestingly those viral induced. For detailed reading, see Cualing etal Cutaneous Hematopathology
Dr. Hernani Cualing
Dr. Hernani Cualing
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: There is no exactly

These are fairly rare lymphomas that are hard to define and diagnose.
What they are not..Are b cell lymphomas which are quite common in comparision. Usually, cutaneous t cell lymphomas are derived from mature t (immune) cells that settle in the skin where they cause rashes, eruptions, itching. They are usually found early and a dermatologist can actually manage them. Late stages are hard to treat.

In brief: There is no exactly

These are fairly rare lymphomas that are hard to define and diagnose.
What they are not..Are b cell lymphomas which are quite common in comparision. Usually, cutaneous t cell lymphomas are derived from mature t (immune) cells that settle in the skin where they cause rashes, eruptions, itching. They are usually found early and a dermatologist can actually manage them. Late stages are hard to treat.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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