Indexed on: 01 Jan '19Published on: 01 Jan '19Published in: Cancer treatment and research
Primary cutaneous CD30-positive lymphoproliferative disorders (CD30+ LPD) encompass lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP), primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL), and borderline lesions . CD30+ LPD are the second most common cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) after mycosis fungoides (MF) and represent approximately 25% of all CTCL cases . Their common phenotypic hallmark is an expression of the CD30 antigen, a cytokine receptor belonging to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily. Both LyP and pcALCL show numerous clinical, histological and immunophenotypic variants, and generally have an indolent course with a favorable prognosis. Overlapping features of LyP and pcALCL with other CD30+ T-cell lymphomas, inflammatory, and/or infectious conditions emphasize the importance of careful clinicopathologic correlation and staging.