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Pseudolymphomas

  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Gerd Plewig
  • Helmut H. Wolff
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf

Abstract

Cutaneous pseudolymphomas are reactive lymphocytic proliferations that appear in the skin and resemble a malignant lymphoma. Many different terms have been used to describe such disordered infiltrates. No one term is ideal. The problem is that a number of unrelated inflammatory disorders may resemble lymphomas, either because of clinical or histologic features. The number of names attached to these disorders is baffling, as shown in Table 60.1. We feel that pseudolymphoma is the simplest and most satisfactory.

Keywords

Lymphoma Psoriasis Dermatitis Carbamazepine Sarcoidosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Helmut H. Wolff
    • 2
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyLudwig Maximilians UniversityMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology and VenerologyUniversity of LübeckLübeckGermany

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