Skin lymphoma is a tumor of the lymphatic system, which is formed in the skin cells. Lymphoma of the skin often remains in the skin, has not spread to the internal organs.
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There are two main types of lymphoma:
Hodgkin’s lymphoma (named after Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, who first described the disease in 1832).
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a common name for all other types of lymphoma.
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma:
Mycosis fungoides (Micozis Fongoids, granuloma or Alibera-Bazin syndrome) – a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The average age of patients diagnosed is 60 years, and the disease is twice as common poyavlyaetsyau men than in women.
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma skin– usually diagnosed between the ages of 50-60 years. The disease is twice as common in men than in women.
Lymphomatous papulosis – occurs in children and young adults, as well as among men. Occurs, usually in the form of deep wounds on the chest and limbs. Further develops into a chronic ulcer. This often fatal disease, and the cure is spontaneous.
Subcutaneous panniculitis like T-cell lymphoma (subcutaneous lymphoma) – occurs in the deeper layers of the skin, usually on the legs.
Primary lymphoma of the skin of peripheral T-cells – a very rare type of the disease.
Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma:
Primary lymphoma of the skin edges of the lymph nodes – this species is very slow growing and responds well to lechenie.Bolezn could erupt at any age, and is sometimes associated with a bacterial infection borellioz (Borella).
Primary lymphoma of the central skin cancer – This type is characterized by high speed growth and scattered mainly in the lower legs. This is a relatively common type of lymphoma of the skin, especially among the elderly population, more women.
Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (diffuse lymphoma of the skin) – a relatively rare species, may develop even in the subcutaneous blood. Appears in various parts of the body, except the feet.
Lymphoma of the skin, once considered a rare disease, is now relatively common.
Diagnosis of skin lymphoma
It is not easy to diagnose lymphoma of the skin since it is often in the early stages of skin lesions mimic other skin diseases.
Our experts having possession of advanced diagnostic laboratory methods can identify the disease.
Treatment of skin lymphomas
Treatment is selected for each patient individually. It is carried out in the Department of Hematology and Radiology one of the leading hospitals in Israel.
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