Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: A Rare Case Report in a Young Soldier

Authors

  • Md Iqbal Karim Classified Specialist in Pathology, Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait
  • Moyassaque Ahmed Classified Specialist in Dermatology, Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait
  • Rajib Kumar Malakar Graded Specialist in Surgery, Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait
  • Rosen Nachev Histopathologist, Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v17i1.56721

Keywords:

Cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma, Immunohistochemistry, T-cell

Abstract

Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (C-ALCL) usually presents with scaly patches or plaques and nodular skin lesion. Most people with C-ALCL have indolent (i.e., chronic, slow growing) lymphomas which are treatable and curable. Histologically cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma is diffuse, non-epidermotropic with anaplastic large lymphoid cells. Immunohistochemically most of the tumor cells express CD30 antigen and prognosis is good. Excision of the lesion followed by radiotherapy and/or low dose methotrexate are the treatment of choice. The present study reports a rare case of 30-year-old-man presenting with multifocal papulonodular lesions in the right forearm and biopsy confirmed that the case is cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. He was treated with low dose of methotrexate and patient became completely cured without any residual disease.

JAFMC Bangladesh. Vol 17, No 1 (June) 2021: 46-48

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Published

2022-02-22

How to Cite

Karim, M. I. ., Ahmed, M. ., Malakar, R. K. ., & Nachev, R. . (2022). Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: A Rare Case Report in a Young Soldier. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 17(1), 46–48. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v17i1.56721

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Case Reports