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Cutaneous manifestations of Hodgkin's disease.

BACKGROUND: Cutaneous manifestations associated with Hodgkin's Disease (HD) have not been well described. Most existing studies of the cutaneous manifestations of HD are individual case reports or literature reviews. The goal of this study was to define the spectrum of cutaneous manifestations of HD, as observed by the consulting dermatologist at a cancer center.

METHODS: The tumor registry database maintained by the Department of Medical Informatics and the M.D. Anderson Visits database over a 5-year period was searched to identify patients with a diagnosis of HD and an appointment with Dermatology. The medical records were reviewed to determine frequency and presentation of cutaneous findings in HD.

RESULTS: The search identified a total of 1049 registered patients with HD, of which 88 were seen at the Dermatology Clinic. Of these 88 patients evaluated by dermatology, 47 patients had either paraneoplastic cutaneous manifestations associated with HD (n = 45) or cutaneous HD (n = 3). The most common paraneoplastic skin manifestations were eczema (n = 18) and pruritus (n = 17), mycosis fungoides (n = 11), and erythema nodosum (n = 3). Mycosis fungoides, observed in 1% of the patients with HD at MDACC, was more than 290 times more common in patients with HD than in the general population.

CONCLUSION: Although pruritus is the most commonly recognized presenting symptom of Hodgkin's lymphoma, new onset of eczema should also be considered as a possible warning sign deserving further investigation. Patients with adult-onset pruritus or eczema should be evaluated for possible HD with full lymph-node exam, CBC with differential, and chest X-ray. Erythema nodosum and mycosis fungoides should also be considered as cutaneous manifestations of HD.

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