Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma responsive to combination therapy with methotrexate and corticosteroids

Erin Grinich, Stephanie Mengden Koon, Michael Cascio, Nicole Fett

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Abstract

Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is a rare condition that falls underneath the umbrella of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs). Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma can be very difficult to diagnose as it may mimic other subtybes of CTCL, such as γ/δ T-cell lymphoma (TCL), or other forms of panniculitis. Confirmation of diagnosis often requires immunohistochemical analysis and is essential for proper prognosis and therapeutic management. Herein, we present a case of SPTCL that mimicked lupus panniculitis and was successfully treated with prednisone taper and methotrexate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume24
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Corticosteroids
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Methotrexate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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