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Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

November 16, 201411 min
Cutaneous T cell lymphomas are types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that arise when infection-fighting white blood cells in the lymphatic system – called lymphocytes – become malignant and affect the skin.Photo therapy to topical creams, the first defense is to relieve the itching.Is it eczema? Is it psoriasis? When do you suspect CTCL.Mycosis fungoides is the most common type of CTCL. A primary symptom is a rash that arises initially in areas of the skin that are not normally exposed to sunlight.Listen in as Christiane Querfeld, MD and Melanie Cole, MS discuss CTCL, it's diagnoses and treatments.

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