Am J Dermatopathol 2016 Jan;38(1):20-5
*Centre for Dermatology & Dermatopathology and School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/Hospital General de México "Eduardo Liceaga," México, DF, Mexico; and †Research Unit Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
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Am J Dermatopathol 2015 Jan;37(1):20-5
*Department of Pathology, Division of Dermatopathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; and †Department of Pathology and Dermatology, Division of Dermatopathology, Hospital Obrero, La Paz, Bolivia.
Hydroa vacciniforme-like lymphoma (HVL) is a rare cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that is usually seen in children of Hispanic or Asian origin. Association between chronic latent Epstein-Barr virus infection in both hydroa vacciniforme (HV) and HVL has been demonstrated and has recently been categorized by the World Health Organization as one of the Epstein Barr virus-positive lymphoproliferative disorders of childhood. Patients with HVL present with a cutaneous rash characterized by edema, blisters, ulcers, and scars mainly seen on the face and extremities that mimic HV; however, unlike in HV, the lesions tend to be extensive and deeper and are associated with severe scarring, necrosis, and systemic manifestations. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 2010 Sep-Oct;27(5):463-9
Department of Dermatology, Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
Hydroa vacciniforme-like cutaneous lymphoma is a rare type of Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoma. We analyze clinicopathologic features of seven Chinese child patients with hydroa vacciniforme-like cutaneous lymphoma and determine the pathogenic association of Epstein-Barr virus with this disorder. Clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical features were reviewed. Read More
Int J Surg Pathol 2013 Apr 17;21(2):161-8. Epub 2012 Jul 17.
The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
Primary cutaneous hydroa vacciniforme (HV)-like lymphoma is a rare, Epstein-Barr virus-associated cutaneous neoplasm characterized by photosensitive papulovesicular eruption and usually associated with poor prognosis. This report presents 2 cases of primary cutaneous HV-like lymphoma with unusual indolent clinical course and favorable prognosis during the follow-up periods of 2 and 3 years, respectively. Both patients presented with erythema, papulovesicles, scars, ulcerations, and edema on the face and extremities. Read More
Am J Dermatopathol 2016 May;38(5):e57-9
Servicio de Patología, Hospital Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador.
Hydroa vacciniforme-like cutaneous lymphoma is a very rare Epstein-Barr virus positive peripheral T-cell lymphoma affecting Asian and Hispanic children and young adults with a defective cytotoxic immune response to EBV predisposing to the development of the disease. We report on 2 Ecuadorian patients with papulovesicular and ulcerated crusted lesions on the face, upper and lower extremities and abdomen, with aggressive clinical course and, in one case, a fatal outcome. The histological and molecular profiles (immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization) established a diagnosis of hydroa vacciniforme-like Epstein-Barr virus-encoded small RNAs + cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in both cases. Read More