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August 1980

True Histiocytic Lymphoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Drs Furukawa, Taniguchi, Oguchi, and Komura) and the First Department of Internal Medicine (Drs Takiuchi and Shirakawa), Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(8):915-918. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640320065017

• An 86-year-old man had true histiocytic lymphoma of the skin. Diagnosis was established by the following findings: (1) typical histological features, (2) lack of receptors on tumor cells for immunological surface markers, and (3) active phagocytic function. Electron microscopic studies indicated cytoplasmic multivesicular bodies in the tumor cells. Multivesicular bodies have been reported in histiocytic proliferative disorders and may be of diagnostic value in cases of true histiocytic lymphoma.

(Arch Dermatol 116:915-918, 1980)

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