, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 203-211
Date: 21 Aug 2013

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

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.