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Angiotropic lymphoma: proliferation of B cells in the capillaries of cutaneous angiomas

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Abstract:

We report a 52-year-old patient with cutaneous angiomas on the trunk in association with angiotropic lymphoma involving the nervous system. The lesional skin showed proliferation of atypical B cells in the capillaries. The diagnosis of angiotropic lymphoma with neurological deficits is often difficult before death. Thus, skin biopsy in this case proved to be diagnostic of the central nervous system disease without the risk of brain biopsy. The diagnosis of angiotropic lymphoma in the future may be achievable by biopsy of coincidental angiomas.

Keywords: B-cell lymphoma; Campbell de Morgan spots; angiotropic lymphoma; capillary angiomas

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2133.2000.03608.x

Affiliations: 1: Neurology and 2: Department of Pathology, Kawasaki City Ida Hospital, 2-7-1, Ida, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki 211-0035, Japan 3: Internal Medicine II, Chiba University School of Medicine, 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan

Publication date: July 1, 2000

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