What Are The Types of Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma?

Q:
What are the types of cutaneous B cell lymphoma?

A:
Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (CBCL) is a rare type of cancer which represents 20-25% of all cutaneous lymphomas. It starts in the white blood cells and attacks the skin. It occurs less commonly than cutaneous T-cell lymphomas.

There are several subtypes of cutaneous B-cell lymphoma, they are:

  • Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma: Developing slowly and appearing as red-brown bumpy rash or nodules on the neck, head, or torso of the body.
  • Primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphoma: Growing slowly and appearing as pink or red lesions, nodules or tumors on the torso or arms.
  • Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg type: Developing fast and appearing as solitary or multiple tumor nodules on the legs, arms or torso of the body.
  • Intravascular diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: It is a rare type of CBCL, appearing usually on the head, torso, and extremities.

Keyword: cutaneous b cell lymphoma

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