Pediatrics (R Sidbury, Section Editor)

Current Dermatology Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 203-211

Pityriasis Lichenoides and Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma: An Update on the Diagnosis and Management of the Most Common Benign and Malignant Cutaneous Lymphoproliferative Diseases in Children

  • Markus D. BoosAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaSection of Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaDepartment of Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Email author 
  • , Sara S. SamimiAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaSection of Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • , Alain H. RookAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • , Albert C. YanAffiliated withSection of Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • , Ellen J. KimAffiliated withDepartment of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

Although more common with advanced age, the entire spectrum of benign and malignant cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders can present in the pediatric population. Nevertheless, these conditions are often mistaken for other more common, benign dermatoses, resulting in delayed diagnosis. Standardized management of these conditions is also lacking. The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the most common benign and malignant cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders in children: pityriasis lichenoides and mycosis fungoides. The presentation, evaluation and management of each of these conditions are discussed.

Keywords

Cutaneous T cell lymphoma Pityriasis lichenoides Cutaneous lymphoproliferative disease