What is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Lauren C Pinter-Brown, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) (see the image below) is a group of lymphoproliferative disorders characterized by localization of neoplastic T lymphocytes to the skin. Collectively, CTCL is classified as a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Early patch-stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Early patch-stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Related articles include Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma and Cutaneous Pseudolymphoma


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