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April 2001

Primary Cutaneous Follicular Lymphoma

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(4):489-490. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-4-ded00017

CLASSIFICATION OF primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas (CBCLs) is the subject of ongoing debates. The diagnosis of primary cutaneous follicular lymphoma has especially been the cause of controversy in the last few years. Some authors have suggested that primary cutaneous follicular lymphoma represents the majority of cases of CBCL, whereas others have maintained that it is extremely rare.13 In this issue of the ARCHIVES, Bergman et al4 describe the clinicopathologic, immunophenotypic, and molecular features of primary cutaneous follicular lymphomas observed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, from 1987 to 1997 and raise some interesting points for discussion.

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