Successful treatment of isolated cutaneous relapse of follicular lymphoma with rituximab

Citation
A. Ferrer et al., Successful treatment of isolated cutaneous relapse of follicular lymphoma with rituximab, ANN HEMATOL, 80(8), 2001, pp. 479-481
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Hematology,"Cardiovascular & Hematology Research
Journal title
ANNALS OF HEMATOLOGY
ISSN journal
0939-5555 → ACNP
Volume
80
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
479 - 481
Database
ISI
SICI code
0939-5555(200108)80:8<479:STOICR>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) usually present with advanced diseas e, with lymph nodes and bone marrow involvement. Extranodal infiltration is infrequent. In FL isolated cutaneous relapse is a very rare event that, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously reported. We report on a 55-year-old woman with FL who presented with an isolated skin relapse 5 y ears after the diagnosis. The patient, who had relapsed after three lines o f chemotherapy, was treated with the chimeric anti-CD20 antibody, rituximab , achieving a complete response, which has now persisted for more than 24 m onths.