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Classification of primary cutaneous lymphomas

Rein Willemze, MD
Section Editor
John A Zic, MD
Deputy Editor
Rosamaria Corona, MD, DSc


Primary cutaneous lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of T cell and B cell neoplasms that present in the skin without any evidence of extracutaneous disease at the time of diagnosis. In the last two decades, multiple classification systems have been used for these conditions. These include:

Kiel classification

European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) classification

World Health Organization (WHO) classification 2001

WHO-EORTC classification 2005

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