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November 1982

Cutaneous Hodgkin's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Radiation Oncology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St Louis (Drs Silverman and Wasserman); and the Division of Surgical Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis (Dr Strayer). Dr Strayer is now with the Department of Pathology, the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(11):918-921. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650230046026

† Involvement of the skin in advanced Hodgkin's disease is well known. However, Hodgkin's disease initially seen in the skin is extremely rare. A patient had Hodgkin's disease that was initially seen as a cutaneous lesion on the buttock. Lymphadenopathy developed two months after completion of local radiotherapy to the cutaneous lesion and seven months after initial diagnosis. The histologic changes in both instances were those of Hodgkin's disease. We discuss problems in the diagnosis and treatment of skin involvement with Hodgkin's disease.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:918-921)