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ISRN Dermatology
Volume 2011, Article ID 634042, 3 pages
Case Report

Primary Cutaneous CD30-Positive Large T-Cell Lymphoma in an 80-Year-Old Man: A Case Report

1School of Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
2Skin and Laser Surgery Center, Center for Mohs & Skin Cancer Surgery, 8130 Boone Boulevard No. 340, Vienna, VA 22182, USA

Received 19 January 2011; Accepted 15 February 2011

Academic Editor: J. C. Szepietowski

Copyright © 2011 Rehan Hussain and Amir Bajoghli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary cutaneous CD30-positive large cell lymphoma (CD30+ PCLCL) is a rare subtype of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that can present in a variety of ways. We report a patient with a three-month history of an enlarging, exophytic mass with two smaller satellite lesions on the left forearm. Biopsy of the skin stained positive for CD30, and, after thorough systemic evaluation, a diagnosis of CD30+ PCLCL was made. When PCLCL is suspected, it is important to perform immunohistological studies for CD30 types and conduct a thorough workup to rule out systemic LCL. These measures will reduce the use of unnecessarily aggressive chemotherapy regimens for CD30+ PCLCL, an indolent disease with a favorable prognosis.