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April 1987

Lymphoproliferative Disorders of the Skin

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(4):537. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660280141043

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I enjoyed this beautifully produced book with its excellent black-and-white photomicrographs. One regrets that colored photomicrographs could not have been used throughout the volume. The isolated colored photomicrographs that were used were reduced, limiting their value. This book covers the subject of lymphoma of the skin, and the editors are to be congratulated in starting the volume with three chapters that give a good discussion of lymph node lymphoma pathology and classification of lymphoma. Throughout the book the classifications are clearly referenced, to the reader's benefit. The immunopathology of nodes and a diagnostic approach to lymph node changes are outlined in a clear fashion. When lymphoma in the skin is discussed, the problems of defining benign and malignant lesions are stressed. The gap between classification of lymphoma as a lymph node disease and lymphoma as a skin disease is not adequately bridged in this or other volumes. The B-cell tumors,

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