RARE PEDIATRIC CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA

  • Mirabela SUBOTNICU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Adriana MOCANU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Magdalena STARCEA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Doina MIHAILA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Tatiana TARANU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Anca IVANOV “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

We describe a rare case of an adolescent with T-cell cutaneous lymphoma, having a history of intense pruriginous, erythematous and hyperpigmented skin lesions. Several considerations regarding diagnostic work-up and treatment must be emphasized. Erythematous, pruritic patches, unresponsive to common topical/general treatment should raise the suspicion of more serious immuno-allergic or neoplastic conditions, among which, cutaneous lymphoma could be a rare, but a realistic possibility in pediatric field. Long term follow-up by a pediatric haemato-oncologist and dermatologist team is mandatory for these patients.

Author Biographies

Mirabela SUBOTNICU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Mother and Child Medicine
“St. Maria” Emergency Children's Hospital Iasi

Adriana MOCANU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Mother and Child Medicine
“St. Maria” Emergency Children's Hospital Iasi

Magdalena STARCEA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Mother and Child Medicine
“St. Maria” Emergency Children's Hospital Iasi

Doina MIHAILA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Mother and Child Medicine
“St. Maria” Emergency Children's Hospital Iasi

Tatiana TARANU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)
“Romanian Railways” Clinical Hospital, Iasi

Anca IVANOV, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Mother and Child Medicine
“St. Maria” Emergency Children's Hospital Iasi

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Published
2018-04-04
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS