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    Transplantation in the Treatment of Primary Cutaneous Aggressive Epidermotropic Cytotoxic CD8-Positive T-Cell Lymphoma.
    Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 2017 Dec 6. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
    Background: Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic CD8 positive T-cell lymphoma (CD8+ PCAETL) is a rare subtype of peripheral T-cell lymphoma with poor outcomes and without a standardized treatment strategy. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been suggested as a potential curative therapy.

    Patients And Methods: We conducted a retrospective case series. Read More

    Discovery of aliphatic-chain hydroxamates containing indole derivatives with potent class I histone deacetylase inhibitory activities.
    Eur J Med Chem 2017 Dec 5;143:792-805. Epub 2017 Dec 5.
    Graduate Institute of Pharmacognosy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Pharmacy, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan; Ph.D. Program for the Clinical Drug Discovery from Botanical Herbs, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Ph.D. Program in Biotechnology Research and Development, College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:
    Histone deacetylase (HDAC) is a validated drug target for various diseases. This study combined indole recognition cap with SAHA, an FDA-approved HDAC inhibitor used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). The structure activity relationship of the resulting compounds that inhibited HDAC was disclosed as well. Read More

    Extracorporeal photopheresis: cellular therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease.
    Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2017 Dec;2017(1):639-644
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
    Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially curative option for many disease states. Despite significant improvements in strategies used to prevent and treat acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (a/cGVHD), they continue to negatively affect outcomes of HSCT significantly. Standard, first-line treatment consists of corticosteroids; beyond this, there is little consistency in therapeutic regimens. Read More

    Analysis of CTCL cell lines reveals important differences between mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome vs. HTLV-1+ leukemic cell lines.
    Oncotarget 2017 Nov 7;8(56):95981-95998. Epub 2017 Oct 7.
    Division of Dermatology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
    HTLV-1 is estimated to affect ~20 million people worldwide and in ~5% of carriers it produces Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL), which can often masquerade and present with classic erythematous pruritic patches and plaques that are typically seen in Mycosis Fungoides (MF) and Sézary Syndrome (SS), the most recognized variants of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas (CTCL). For many years the role of HTLV-1 in the pathogenesis of MF/SS has been hotly debated. In this study we analyzed CTCL vs. Read More

    Disease site as a determinant of survival outcome in patients with primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified: an analysis of 4057 cases from the US National Cancer Database.
    Leuk Lymphoma 2017 Dec 7:1-8. Epub 2017 Dec 7.
    a Department of Dermatology , The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University , Changsha , China.
    Primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified (PCPTL) accounts for <6% of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma cases. Due to its rarity, no large study exists in the literature on PCPTL. Among 4057 patients with PCPTL diagnosed from 2004 to 2014 in the National Cancer Database, 428, 913, 517, 754, and 1435 had lesions localized primarily to the upper extremity, head and neck, lower extremity, trunk, and overlapping lesion or unspecified site, respectively. Read More

    Prognostic miRNA classifier in early-stage mycosis fungoides: development and validation in a Danish nationwide study.
    Blood 2017 Dec 5. Epub 2017 Dec 5.
    Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most frequent form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The disease often takes an indolent course, but in approximately one third of the patients, the disease progresses to an aggressive malignancy with a poor prognosis. At the time of diagnosis, it is impossible to predict which patients develop severe disease and are in need of aggressive treatment. Read More

    Therapeutic reduction of cell-mediated immunosuppression in mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome.
    Cancer Immunol Immunother 2017 Dec 4. Epub 2017 Dec 4.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, Suite 500.68 Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA.
    Tumor progression is associated with progressive immunosuppression mediated in part by T regulatory cell(s) (Treg) and/or myeloid-derived suppressor cell(s) (MDSC). Development of strategies to reduce populations of immune cells with suppressive function in cancer patients may enable the induction or recovery of immunity against tumor cells, which may limit or reverse disease progression. With a goal of developing Treg and MDSC neutralizing strategies to treat mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SzS), we determined the association between disease stage and suppressor cell populations in patients with MF/SzS, including those responding to therapy. Read More

    Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with mycosis fungoides and parapsoriasis: A Danish nationwide population-based cohort study.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Dec 1. Epub 2017 Dec 1.
    Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Background: Mycosis fungoides (MF) and parapsoriasis are characterized by malignant proliferation and chronic inflammation, which may impact the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE).

    Objectives: To examine the risk of VTE in patients with MF and parapsoriasis.

    Methods: We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study in Denmark to examine the relative risk (RR) of VTE in 525 patients with MF and 634 patients with parapsoriasis compared with sex- and age-matched controls from the general population. Read More

    Duvelisib, a novel oral dual inhibitor of PI3K-δ,γ, is clinically active in advanced hematologic malignancies.
    Blood 2017 Nov 30. Epub 2017 Nov 30.
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, United States.
    Duvelisib (IPI-145) is a novel, oral, dual inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-δ and PI3K-γ in late-stage clinical development for treatment of hematologic malignancies. This Phase 1 study (registered as NCT01476657 at ClinicalTrials.gov) evaluated the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), efficacy, and safety of duvelisib in 210 patients with advanced hematologic malignancies. Read More

    An Exploratory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Systemic Treatments for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma.
    J Dermatolog Treat 2017 Dec 1:1-32. Epub 2017 Dec 1.
    b Strategic Therapeutics, LLC , 11020 N. Canada Ridge Dr. , Oro Valley , Arizona 85737.
    Purpose: To conduct an exploratory cost-effectiveness analysis of systemic treatment options for more advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).

    Methods: A cost-effectiveness model compared systemic bexarotene, denileukin diftitox, interferon alpha, methotrexate, pralatrexate, romidepsin, vorinostat, and extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) treatment of CTCL. Treatment effectiveness data were extracted from published studies and/or US product labeling. Read More

    Profile of differentially expressed Toll-like receptor signaling genes in the natural killer cells of patients with Sézary syndrome.
    Oncotarget 2017 Nov 18;8(54):92183-92194. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Laboratory of Medical Investigation, LIM-56, Department of Dermatology, Tropical Medicine Institute of São Paulo, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Sézary syndrome (SS), an aggressive and leukemic form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, usually results in shortened survival. Improving innate immunity in SS by targeting natural killer (NK) cells with Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists could be an interesting modulatory strategy. We evaluated the NK cell populations in SS patients assessing activating and inhibitory receptors expression and profiled the differential expression of TLR signaling pathway genes in unstimulated NK cells and after TLR7/8 stimulation. Read More

    Lymphoma Involving Skin and Subcutaneous Fat of the Breast: Two Cases.
    Ultrasound Q 2017 Dec;33(4):276-280
    Breast lymphoma is uncommon, and it usually involves breast parenchyma and ipsilateral axillary lymph nodes. We report rare cases of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma involving the skin and subcutaneous fat layers mimicking panniculitis of the breasts in a 33-year-old male patient who presented with a growing palpable mass and pain in both breasts and in 17-year-old female patient who presented with an indolent palpable breast mass for 1 year. Extranodal natural killer/T-cell nasal-type and subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphomas were diagnosed after skin punch biopsies. Read More

    Diminished microRNA-29b level is associated with BRD4-mediated activation of oncogenes in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
    Blood 2017 Nov 27. Epub 2017 Nov 27.
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States
    MicroRNA dysregulation is a hallmark of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), a uniformly fatal malignancy of skin-homing CD4+ T-cells for which there are few effective therapies. The role of microRNAs (miRs) in controlling epigenetic modifier-dependent transcriptional regulation in CTCL is unknown. In this study, we characterize a novel miR dysregulation contributing to overexpression of epigenetic reader bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4). Read More

    Incidence and ten-year follow-up of primary cutaneous lymphomas: a single-centre cohort study.
    Eur J Dermatol 2017 Nov 24. Epub 2017 Nov 24.
    Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.
    Background: Primary cutaneous lymphomas (PCLs) are a rare group of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and epidemiological data in Mediterranean countries are scarce.

    Objective: To investigate the incidence and characteristics of PCL in a single tertiary referral centre in Italy.

    Materials & Methods: A total of 141 PCL patients, seen over a 10-year follow-up period, were investigated. Read More

    Folliculotropism Does Not Affect Overall Survival in Mycosis Fungoides: Results from a Single-Center Cohort and Meta-Analysis.
    Dermatology 2017 Nov 24. Epub 2017 Nov 24.
    Division of Dermatology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
    Background: Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides (FMF) is a distinct subtype of mycosis fungoides (MF) with unique clinicopathological features. The medical literature suggests that FMF has a more aggressive course and worse survival than classic MF. Previous studies do not use standardized treatment, and no studies have reported an association between treatment response and overall survival (OS). Read More

    Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 Sep-Oct;92(5):701-703
    Department of dermatology at Universidade do Estado do Pará (UEPA) - Belém (PA), Brazil.
    Cutaneous lymphomas are classified according to their cellular origin into T-cell lymphoma and B-cell lymphoma. The annual incidence rate is 0.3 per 100,000 population. Read More

    Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: experience from the Peruvian National Cancer Institute.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 Sep-Oct;92(5):649-654
    Medical Oncology Service, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN) - Surquillo, Peru.
    Background: Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas constitute a heterogeneous and rare group of diseases with regional particularities in Latin America.

    Objective: To determine the clinicopathological features, relative frequency and survival among patients from a Peruvian institution.

    Methods: Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas were defined based on the absence of extracutaneous disease at diagnosis. Read More

    Human Protoparvoviruses.
    Viruses 2017 Nov 22;9(11). Epub 2017 Nov 22.
    Department of Virology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki 00290, Finland.
    Next-generation sequencing and metagenomics have revolutionized the discovery of novel viruses. In recent years, three novel protoparvoviruses have been discovered in fecal samples of humans: bufavirus (BuV) in 2012, tusavirus (TuV) in 2014, and cutavirus (CuV) in 2016. BuV has since been studied the most, disclosing three genotypes that also represent serotypes. Read More

    Accelerated untargeted metabolomics analysis of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma reveal metabolic shifts in plasma and tumor adjacent skins of xenograft mice.
    J Mass Spectrom 2017 Nov 21. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai, 201203, PR China.
    Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a heterogeneous group of skin-homing T-cell neoplasms. Clinical management is stage based but diagnosis and prognosis could be extremely challenging. The presented study aims to explore the metabolic profiling of CTCL by an accelerated untargeted metabolomics data analysis tool "mummichog" to facilitate the discoveries of potential biomarkers for clinical early-stage diagnosis, prognosis and treatments in CTCL. Read More

    Juvenile mycosis fungoides with large-cell transformation: Successful treatment with psoralen with ultraviolet A light, interferon-alfa, and localized radiation.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Nov 21. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Department of Dermatology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA.
    Mycosis fungoides with large-cell transformation is historically associated with a poor prognosis. Pediatric cases of mycosis fungoides with large-cell transformation are rare, with only three other cases reported in the literature. We present the first case of a child with almost complete remission of his mycosis fungoides with large-cell transformation shortly after administration of psoralen plus ultraviolet A, interferon-alfa, and localized radiation. Read More

    Single agent and synergistic combinatorial efficacy of first-in-class small molecule imipridone ONC201 in hematological malignancies.
    Cell Cycle 2017 Nov 20:1-29. Epub 2017 Nov 20.
    a Oncoceutics, Inc. , Philadelphia , PA.
    ONC201, founding member of the imipridone class of small molecules, is currently being evaluated in advancer cancer clinical trials. We explored single agent and combinatorial efficacy of ONC201 in preclinical models of hematological malignancies. ONC201 demonstrated (GI50 1-8 µM) dose- and time-dependent efficacy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), Burkitt's lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), Hodgkin's lymphoma (nodular sclerosis) and multiple myeloma (MM) cell lines including cells resistant to standard of care (dexamethasone in MM) and primary samples. Read More

    Aprepitant improves refractory pruritus in primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas: experience of the Spanish Working Group on Cutaneous Lymphomas.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Nov 18. Epub 2017 Nov 18.
    Departments of Dermatology: Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Instituto de Investigación i+12, Universidad Complutense-Madrid.
    Aprepitant has shown a promising anti-itch activity in several cases of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs)1-8 . We sought to determine its antipruritic efficacy in a large multicenter series of CTCLs patients with refractory pruritus and, secondarily, to define possible clinical predictors of response.A retrospective, analytical review of the Spanish Working Group on Cutaneous Lymphoma database was designed to collect patients with CTCLs and refractory pruritus, treated with aprepitant from 2009 to 2013. Read More

    Oral Lymphomatoid papulosis type C: A diagnostic pitfall, often confused with T-cell lymphoma.
    Ann Diagn Pathol 2017 Dec 16;31:50-55. Epub 2017 Jun 16.
    Weill Cornell Medicine, 1300 York Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:
    Eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa (EUOM) is a rare, benign, self-resolving lymphoproliferative disorder, which typically presents with asymptomatic to mildly tender ulcers. Histological findings of EUOM are characterized by a polymorphic infiltrate with many eosinophils often extending into the underlying muscle. Although this entity is well documented within the dental literature, it is not well known to physicians. Read More

    Unilesional Follicular Mycosis Fungoides: Report of 6 Cases and Review of the Literature.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    *Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY; †Division of Dermatology, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI; and ‡Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.
    Unilesional follicular mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma characterized by selective involvement of the hair follicles by neoplastic T lymphocytes presenting initially as a solitary lesion occupying less than 5% of the body surface; there are 22 previous reported cases. We describe 6 patients with this rare variant of MF, all males (age range 6-64 years; mean age: 28 years) presenting with a solitary lesion primarily on the face and scalp except 1 patient who presented with a truncal lesion. All the patients had the lesions for at least a few months. Read More

    Role of dysregulated cytokine signaling and bacterial triggers in the pathogenesis of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma.
    J Invest Dermatol 2017 Nov 8. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Department of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016; Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Institute, NYU School of Medicine; New York, NY 10016. Electronic address:
    Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is a heterogeneous group of lymphomas characterized by the accumulation of malignant T cells in the skin. The molecular and cellular etiology of this malignancy remains enigmatic and what role antigenic stimulation plays in the initiation and/or progression of the disease remains to be elucidated. Deep sequencing of the tumor genome revealed a highly heterogeneous landscape of genetic perturbations and transcriptome analysis of transformed T cells further highlighted the heterogeneity of this disease. Read More

    Eruption of lymphocyte recovery with atypical lymphocytes mimicking a primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: a series of 12 patients.
    Hum Pathol 2017 Oct 28. Epub 2017 Oct 28.
    Department of Pathology and INSERM U955 team 9, AP-HP, Henri-Mondor hospital, 51 avenue du Maréchal Lattre de Tassigny, 94220 Créteil, France. Electronic address:
    Eruption of lymphocyte recovery (ELR) may occur during bone marrow aplasia after chemotherapies. We reviewed the clinical and pathologic features of 12 patients (male/female: 7/5, median age: 61years) with an atypical ELR histologically mimicking a primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) such as Sézary Syndrome or CD30+ T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD). All the patients displayed an erythematous maculopapular eruption on the trunk and the limbs, associated with fever. Read More

    Standardization of regimens in Narrow-band UVB and PUVA in early stage Mycosis Fungoides: position paper from the Italian Task Force for Cutaneous Lymphomas.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Nov 4. Epub 2017 Nov 4.
    Dermatology Unit Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence Medical School, Italy.
    UV- based (PUVA and Narrow Band UVB) phototherapy is broadly and commonly used in the treatment of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphomas (CTCL), yet unfortunately the evidence for the efficacy of these treatments is based only on cases series or prospective but non-randomized studies. Therefore, no internationally approved guidelines exists and no standardization of schedules have been proposed. Recently, Consensus guidelines have been published by the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium. Read More

    A rare localised nasal CD30+ primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma following liver transplantation.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Nov 4;2017. Epub 2017 Nov 4.
    Scripps Clinic, Scripps Center for Organ Transplantation, La Jolla, California, USA.
    Cutaneous T-cell post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a rare clinical presentation that can potentially turn aggressive in solid-organ transplant recipients if not detected and intervened on early. We encountered a rare case of rapidly worsening primary cutaneous CD30-positive, Epstein-Barr virus-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) of T-cell origin, manifesting as an isolated nasal tip lesion in a 71-year-old man 4 years after orthotopic liver transplantation. Excisional biopsy with partial rhinectomy showed subepithelial diffuse infiltration of medium-to-large lymphoid cells having round-to-irregular nuclei, partially condensed chromatin and prominent nucleoli. Read More

    Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas: Focusing on novel agents in relapsed and refractory disease.
    Cancer Treat Rev 2017 Dec 28;61:61-69. Epub 2017 Oct 28.
    Institute of Hematology "L. e A. Seràgnoli", University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address:
    Patients with relapsed or refractory cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) display a dismal prognosis and their therapy represents an unmet medical need, as the best treatment strategy is yet to be determined. Exciting data on novel targeted agents are now emerging from recently concluded and ongoing clinical trials in patients with relapsed and refractory CTCL. Three FDA approved compounds are used as single agents including the oral retinoid bexarotene and histone deacetylase inhibitors romidepsin and vorinostat. Read More

    Hodgkin's lymphoma arising in a case of mycosis fungoides: An unusual association.
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
    Mycosis fungoides is a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma with a high risk for developing secondary malignancies, especially B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. About 40 cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with mycosis fungoides have been reported in literature till date. We report a case of a 35-year-old gentleman who presented with intensely itchy reddish lesions all over the body. Read More

    Cytotoxic CD8+ Granulomatous Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Associated With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: A Diagnostic Challenge.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Departments of *Dermatology, and †Pathology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain ‡Department of Dermatology, Hospital del Mar-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain §Department of Hematology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain ¶Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain.

    Indolent, waxing and waning cutaneous presentation of HTLV-1-associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma in an HIV-1-positive patient.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Nov 2. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts.
    We present an unusual case of human T-cell leukemia-lymphoma virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma in an human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patient who presented with non-diffuse, papular, waxing and waning cutaneous eruptions. The patient is a 61-year-old Haitian male with history of HIV on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) who presented with multiple painful pink papules on his distal fingers and back for more than a year with a waxing and waning course. Skin biopsy demonstrated a CD4+, CD25+, CD8- lymphocytic proliferation with a clonal T-cell receptor gene rearrangement. Read More

    Thinking about CNS metastasis in cutaneous lymphoma: Analysis of existing data.
    Leuk Res Rep 2017 16;8:14-18. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    Department of Dermatology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., MSC 9069, Dallas, TX 75390-9069, USA.
    To determine some of the key clinical features that help prompt clinicians to pursue additional work-up for evaluation of CNS involvement of MF, we conducted a systematic review to better define characteristics, treatments, outcomes, and mortality in these patients. Our analyses indicated that neurologic surveillance after the diagnosis of MF is crucial. Review of systems should include change in mentation, vestibular, and ocular symptoms. Read More

    Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma Presenting as a Local Inflammation of a Thigh in an 8-Month-Old Child.
    European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2017 Jan 28;5(1):e68-e70. Epub 2017 Oct 28.
    Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology, Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Szczecinie, Szczecin, Poland.
    During infancy, skin inflammation is usually treated in basic pediatric care. In this study, we present a case of an 8-month-old girl with a 2-month history of an inflammation of the thigh treated locally by ointments and oral antibiotics in basic and dermatological care. The patient had a history of fever, sweating, and failure to thrive. Read More

    Views of dermatopathologists about clonality assays in the diagnosis of cutaneous T cell and B cell lymphoproliferative disorders.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Oct 30. Epub 2017 Oct 30.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
    Background: Appropriate use criteria have been developed for many tests using expert judgment, evidence-based practice and clinical experience. In this context, the opinions of practitioners about clonality assays in various clinical scenarios where cutaneous lymphoma is suspected are reported.

    Methods: An Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force sponsored by the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) synthesized clinical scenarios for cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs). Read More

    Primary Cutaneous Acral CD8+ T-Cell Lymphoma.
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 2017 Nov;141(11):1469-1475
    From the Sections of Hematopathology (Drs Hathuc and Smith) and Dermatopathology (Dr Hristov) in the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.
    Primary cutaneous acral CD8+ T-cell lymphoma is a new provisional entity in the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms. This is a challenging diagnosis because of its rarity, as well as its morphologic and immunophenotypic overlap with other CD8+ cytotoxic lymphoid proliferations. Appropriate classification of this entity is crucial because of its indolent clinical behavior compared with other CD8+ T-cell lymphomas. Read More

    Regional incidences of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma with cutaneous involvement in Japan.
    J Dermatol 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Departments of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.
    Between 2008 and 2015, 462 newly-diagnosed adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) patients with cutaneous involvement were found from the nationwide registry for Japanese patients with cutaneous lymphoma, of which 391 were selected for the study. They ranged in age from 28 to 93 years (median, 69 years), and included 215 men and 176 women (male : female ratio = 1.2). Read More

    Granulomatous slack skin syndrome: Report of a unique case.
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2017 Aug 28. Epub 2017 Aug 28.
    Department of Dermatology, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Granulomatous slack skin syndrome is a rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides). It is characterized clinically by redundant skin folds, which show a predilection towards flexural areas such as the axilla and the groin. Histologically, it shows a granulomatous T-cell infiltrate and loss of elastic tissue. Read More

    Cutaneous atypical papular CD8+ lymphoproliferative disorder at acral sites in a renal transplant patient.
    Clin Exp Dermatol 2017 Dec 20;42(8):902-905. Epub 2017 Oct 20.
    Kempf und Pfaltz, Histological Diagnostics, Zürich, Switzerland.
    A 20-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of an acute symmetrical eruption, manifesting as asymptomatic ill-defined erythematous macules and hyperkeratotic papules on the palms. The patient was a renal transplant recipient, and the lesions had developed 2 months post-transplantation. Histologically, the eruption shared features of a reactive inflammatory condition called papular eruption of atypical CD8+ lymphocytes as well as primary cutaneous acral CD8+ T-cell lymphoma (a provisional indolent entity in the new World Health Organisation classification of lymphoid neoplasms, 2016). Read More

    Merkel Cell Polyomavirus: A New DNA Virus Associated with Human Cancer.
    Adv Exp Med Biol 2017 ;1018:35-56
    Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.
    Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV or MCV) is a novel human polyomavirus that has been discovered in Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a highly aggressive skin cancer. MCPyV infection is widespread in the general population. MCPyV-associated MCC is one of the most aggressive skin cancers, killing more patients than other well-known cancers such as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Read More

    Epigenetic regulation of interleukin-8 expression by class I HDAC and CBP in ovarian cancer cells.
    Oncotarget 2017 Sep 7;8(41):70798-70810. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    Department of Biological Sciences, St. John's University, New York City, NY 11439, USA.
    Although inhibitors of epigenetic regulators have been effective in the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and other hematopoietic malignancies, they have been less effective in solid tumors, including ovarian cancer (OC). We have previously shown that inhibition of histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity induces expression of the pro-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic chemokine interleukin-8 (CXCL8, IL-8) in OC cells, resulting in their increased survival and proliferation. Here, we show that in addition to ovarian cancer SKOV3, OVCAR3, and CAOV3 cells, HDAC inhibition induces the CXCL8 expression in HeLa cells, but not in CTCL Hut-78 cells. Read More

    Interleukin 31 and skin diseases: A systematic review.
    Allergy Asthma Proc 2017 Nov;38(6):401-408
    Background: Although the pathophysiology of pruritus has been extensively studied in recent years, with many resultant advancements, management of pruritus is still enigmatic, particularly in chronic cutaneous diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, chronic urticaria, allergic contact dermatitis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and uremic pruritus. The recent finding of the involvement of interleukin (IL) 31 in the pathogenesis of chronic pruritus has provided a novel approach to the management of chronic inflammatory skin disorders. The present report provided an in-depth overview of the role of IL-31 in chronic skin diseases and the possible diagnostic and therapeutic applications in the management of these diseases. Read More

    Orbital T-cell lymphoma versus lupus panniculitits: a T-cell-mediated spectrum of orbital lymphoproliferative disease.
    Orbit 2017 Oct 17:1-3. Epub 2017 Oct 17.
    b The Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Department of Wills Eye Hospital , Thomas Jefferson University Hospital , Philadelphia , PA , USA.
    This is a case description of a single male patient found to have T-cell-mediated inflammation and lymphoproliferation of the orbit. Chronic T-cell-mediated inflammatory disease can pose a diagnostic challenge particularly in its differentiation from a neoplastic process. The histopathology in this case demonstrated features of both lupus erythematosus panniculitis and features of orbital T-cell lymphoma. Read More

    Pachyderma in Primary Cutaneous NK and T-Cell Lymphoma and Leukemia Cutis.
    Case Rep Dermatol 2017 Sep-Dec;9(3):151-157. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Dermatology, Liège University Hospital, Liège, Belgium.
    Background: Pachyderma is defined as severely thickened skin with deep folds and is occasionally observed with primary cutaneous NK and T-cell lymphoma (pCNKTCL), primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (pCBCL), and leukemia cutis (LC).

    Aim: To describe the clinical, histological, and therapeutic particularities of a series of pCNKTCL, pCBCL, and LC patients with pachyderma.

    Results: In a series of pCNKTCL (n = 70), pCBCL (n = 12), and LC (n = 2) patients followed up during 9 years, 6 cases of pachyderma were observed. Read More

    Clinical Insights and Emerging Strategies in Managing Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2017 May;16(5):405-412

    Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome, the two most common types of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL), present many management challenges for dermatologists. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of up-to-date literature, guidelines, and expert clinical insights. We highlight the updates in the World Health Organization Classification of Cutaneous Lymphomas; we summarize the epidemiology, including a recently observed stabilization of increasing incidence of CTCL in the past decade and increased incidence in males, blacks, and veterans; we also provide the most recent updates on prognostic factors for CTCL. Read More


    Histone deacetylase inhibitors downregulate CCR4 expression and decrease mogamulizumab efficacy in CCR4-positive mature T-cell lymphomas.
    Haematologica 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita, Japan;
    HDAC inhibitors are promising agents for various T-cell lymphomas, including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, and adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia. CCR4 is an important therapeutic target molecule because mogamulizumab, an anti-CCR4 antibody, has shown promising efficacy against various T-cell lymphomas. In this study, we examined the in vitro synergistic effects of mogamulizumab and HDAC inhibitors against various T-cell lymphomas. Read More

    The optimal regimen of brentuximab vedotin for CD30+ cutaneous lymphoma: Are we there yet?
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Oct 10. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Lymphoma Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
    Brentuximab vedotin (BV) is an anti-CD30 antibody-drug conjugate that is approved for refractory Hodgkin lymphoma and systemic anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. In the ALCANZA trial, the proportion of CD30+ cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) patients achieving an objective response lasting at least 4 months was 56.3% with BV versus 12. Read More

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