publication . Article . 2006

The spectrum of cutaneous lymphomas in Japan: a study of 62 cases based on the World Health Organization Classification.

Kana Yasukawa; Naoko Kato; Kazuo Kodama; Asuka Hamasaka; Hiroo Hata;
  • Published: 30 May 2006 Journal: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, volume 33, pages 487-491 (issn: 0303-6987, eissn: 1600-0560, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
BACKGROUND: The relative incidence of malignant lymphoma subtypes differs according to geographic location. This study investigated the epidemiology of cutaneous lymphoma subtypes in Japan and compared it with other countries. METHODS: Sixty-two patients with cutaneous lymphoma attending the Department of Dermatology, National Hospital Organization Hokkaido Cancer Center were reviewed. The World Health Organization classification of hematopoietic and lymphoid malignancies was adopted. RESULTS: Of the 62 patients, 31 had primary cutaneous lymphoma (PCL) and 31 had secondary cutaneous lymphoma (SCL). T- and natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoma accounted for 80% of PC...
Medical Subject Headings: hemic and lymphatic diseasesimmune system diseases
free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Histology, Dermatology
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