Cutaneous pseudo-T-cell lymphomas. A clinicopathologic study of 20 patients

Cancer. 1992 Feb 1;69(3):717-24. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19920201)69:3<717::aid-cncr2820690319>;2-i.


The histologic features of 20 patients with cutaneous pseudo-T-cell lymphomas other than actinic reticuloid and lymphomatoid papulosis were investigated. Two histologic types of cutaneous pseudo-T-cell lymphomas were designated. The band-like (MF-like) pattern that simulated mycosis fungoides (MF) and a nodular pattern that mimicked cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) other than MF. Both patterns showed histologic features that generally are not found in CTCL and thus may be helpful in the differential diagnosis from CTCL. However, at present the differential diagnosis between pseudo-T-cell lymphomas and CTCL should be based on a combination of clinical and histologic data.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anticonvulsants / adverse effects*
  • Antigens, CD / analysis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous / chemically induced
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous / pathology*
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycosis Fungoides / pathology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Skin Neoplasms / chemically induced
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery


  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antigens, CD