Сlinical case of a blast plasmocytoid dendritic cell tumor

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The reason for writing this article was the difficulty in the differential diagnosis of skin lesions in a patient of 40 years, with a preliminary diagnosis of T-cell lymphoma. During the examination, including histological, immunomorphological, immunohistochemical methods, markers of various cell lines (T, B, myeloid) were detected. This feature is characteristic of lymphomas from plasmacytoid dendritic cells (MAC), a new nosological unit. In the WHO classification (2001), tumors with a similar phenotype were included in the lymphoma section of natural killer cells (NK-blast lymphomas). The clinical case described by us illustrates the need for an integrated approach in the diagnosis of lymphomas, which makes it possible to promptly assign adequate therapy.

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E. N. Milikhina

4 Military Hospital of the National Guard of the Russian Federation

Email: fake@neicon.ru


Luganskaya str., 57, Kirov, 610044

Russian Federation

T. V. Chermnykh

4 Military Hospital of the National Guard of the Russian Federation

Email: fake@neicon.ru


Luganskaya str., 57, Kirov, 610044

Russian Federation

S. V. Koshkin

Kirov State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: koshkin_sergei@mail.ru

Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Head of Department, Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology,

Karla Marksa str., 112, Kirov, 610027

Russian Federation

O. D. Maximov

Kirov Research Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Federal Medical Biological Agency of the Russian Federation

Email: fake@neicon.ru


Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 72, Kirov, 610027

Russian Federation


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