Korean J Med.  2004 Apr;66(4):453-457.

A case of blastic natural killer cell lymphoma presented as disseminated cutaneous lesions

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Cancer Research Institute, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. heo1013@plaza.snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Reports of blastic natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoma are rare. In previous reports, primary cutaneous blastic NK-cell lymphomas were even rarer. In Asian patients, most CD56+ lymphomas are classified as nasal type extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma and mostly associated with the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and have an aggressive clinical course. Few cases of blastic NK-cell lymphoma were reported previously in Korea but there was no report about blastic NK-cell lymphoma initially presented as disseminated skin lesions without any other organ involvement. We report such a young patient who was treated by systemic chemotherapy.

Keyword

Natural killer cells; Lymphoma; Skin; CD56; Chemotherapy

MeSH Terms

Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Drug Therapy
Herpesvirus 4, Human
Humans
Killer Cells, Natural*
Korea
Lymphoma*
Skin
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