Infectious Complications Of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Petros E. Tsambiras, MD, Salil Patel, MD, John N. Greene, MD, Ramon L. Sandin, MD, MS, and Albert L.Vincent, PhD, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (PET, SP, JNG, ALV) and the Department of Pathology (RLS) at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Fla.

Cancer Control. 2001;8(2) 

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Introduction

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is the most common primary lymphoma of the skin. As with most cancers, survival depends on the stage of disease. Infection is a common complication of CTCL, contributing significant morbidity and mortality. We report a patient with severe, generalized mycosis fungoides (MF) complicated by recurrent skin infections, and we review the infectious complications of patients with CTCL.

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