Primary cutaneous CD8+ aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma in a human T-cell leukaemia virus type-1 carrier.

  title={Primary cutaneous CD8+ aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma in a human T-cell leukaemia virus type-1 carrier.},
  author={Hanako Ohmatsu and Makoto Sugaya and Hideki Fujita and Tomomitsu Miyagaki and Takafumi Kadono and D Maeda and Yutaka Takazawa and Masashi Fukayama and Kunihiko Tamaki and Shinichi Sato},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={90 3},
aggressive epidermotropic cy-totoxic T-cell lymphoma is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) (1). We report here a case of this type of lymphoma in a human T-cell leukaemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1) carrier. CASe rePorTA 58-year-old Japanese woman visited our hospital in 2006. She first noticed a red plaque on her left thigh approximately ten years previously. The number and the size of the plaques gradually increased despite treatment with topical steroid. At… 

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