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lymphoma,

a cancer of the tissue of the lymphatic systemlymphatic system
, network of vessels carrying lymph, or tissue-cleansing fluid, from the tissues into the veins of the circulatory system. The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines.
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. There are two categories of lymphomas. One type is termed Hodgkin's diseaseHodgkin's disease,
a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. First identified in 1832 in England by Thomas Hodgkin, it is a type of malignant lymphoma. Incidence peaks in young adults and the elderly.
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, the other, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (see lymphoma, non-Hodgkin'slymphoma, non-Hodgkin's,
any cancer of the lymphoid tissue (see lymphatic system) in which the Reed-Sternberg cells characteristic of Hodgkin's disease (the other category of lymphoma) are not present.
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). See also neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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lymphoma

[lim′fō·mə]
(medicine)
Any neoplasm, usually malignant, of the lymphoid tissues.
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In 2007, Petrella and colleagues (1) described 4 cases of cutaneous lymphomas, localized to the ear, with indolent clinical behavior despite high-grade morphologic findings.
Feline cutaneous lymphoma has been described as non-epitheliotropic and predominantly of T-cell origin; however, descriptions of FCTL suggest that this form is non-epitheliotropic, high-grade and of B-cell origin in the majority of cases (24).
Between the years 2003 and 2013, a total of 95 cases of primary CTCLs were diagnosed in the Cutaneous Lymphoma Center of the Dermatology Department of the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
The working diagnosis was a nonepitheliotropic cutaneous lymphoma.
burgdorferi--associated cutaneous lymphomas have been reported in Austria and Scotland, though not in Asia or North America.
The current classification of cutaneous lymphoma is a result of efforts by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Granulomatous slack skin is a rare variant of cutaneous lymphoma.
According to the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation, CTCL is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma and typically presents with red, scaly patches or thickened plaques of skin that often mimic eczema or chronic dermatitis.
Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common primary cutaneous lymphoma, accounting for almost 50% of such cases.
The disease under discussion was misdiagnosed as cutaneous lymphoma and was treated accordingly with no improvement.
Cutaneous lymphoma masquerading as lepromatous leprosy.
The other major types include mediastinal lymphoma, which affects the thymus gland; gastrointestinal lymphoma, which affects the digestive tract; and cutaneous lymphoma, which affects the skin.

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