Infectious agents in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

  title={Infectious agents in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.},
  author={Ezra D. Mirvish and Rebecca G Pomerantz and Larisa J. Geskin},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={64 2},
Infectious agents have long been suspected as potential causative agents in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Tissues of patients with CTCL have been evaluated for evidence of infection with a number of agents, including Staphylococcus aureus, retroviruses, and herpesviruses. These studies have failed to reveal a consistent association of CTCL with investigated agents. However, there is substantial evidence suggesting a potential role of a yet unidentified virus in CTCL. This article will… CONTINUE READING
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