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Session Information

FOC U008 - The Many Mimickers of Lymphoma

Ticket required for admission, no tuition fee. Ticket holds seat for only 15 minutes after the official start time.


Date: Thursday, August 16

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 204

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Director: Antonio Subtil, MD, MBA - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1. Distinguish among the skin diseases that may simulate lymphoma.
  • 2. Review a wide assortment of cutaneous pseudolymphomas.
  • 3. Reconcile conflicting clinical, histopathologic and/or molecular findings.

Careful clinicopathologic correlation is necessary for proper diagnosis of cutaneous lymphocytic infiltrates. This challenging diagnostic process is complicated by the heterogeneity of lymphomas and the wide variety of entities that may clinically and/or histologically resemble a lymphoma. This session is directed to dermatologists, dermatopathologists and residents and will provide an organized overview of multiple diseases that may simulate skin lymphoma. Potential mimickers include infectious processes (eg, spirochetal infections, Leishmaniasis), hypersensitivity reactions (eg, lymphomatoid drug eruptions, arthropod bite reactions), inflammatory dermatoses (eg, lupus panniculitis, inflammatory stage of vitiligo), and neoplasms (eg, discohesive variant of Merkel cell carcinoma, pseudolymphomatous variant of angiosarcoma).