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Lymphomatoid papulosis: case report of a patient managed with radiation therapy and review of the literature.

Department of Radiology, New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center, New York 10021.
American Journal of Clinical Oncology (Impact Factor: 2.55). 11/1992; 15(5):412-6.
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ABSTRACT Lymphomatoid papulosis is an elusive and very rare skin disorder. It is clinically benign but histologically "atypical," and about 20% of affected patients go on to develop a lymphoreticular malignancy, usually Hodgkin's disease, or mycosis fungoides. A wide variety of treatments to prevent recurrence and improve local control have been suggested, but the results have been poor. We report on a patient with two nonhealing lymphomatoid papulosis lesions treated successfully with electron beam therapy and describe our technique. The need for close follow-up of all patients with this condition cannot be overemphasized.

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