Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Sep 6, 2019; 7(17): 2513-2518
Published online Sep 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i17.2513
Atypical cutaneous lesions in advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma: A case report
Fulvio Massaro, Angela Ferrari, Enrico Zendri, Magda Zanelli, Francesco Merli
Fulvio Massaro, Angela Ferrari, Francesco Merli, Hematology, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia 42123, Italy
Enrico Zendri, Magda Zanelli, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia 42123, Italy
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Corresponding author: Fulvio Massaro,MD, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, UOC of Haematology, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, viale Risorgimento 80, Reggio Emilia 42123,
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Received: May 13, 2019
Peer-review started: May 14, 2019
First decision: May 30, 2019
Revised: July 15, 2019
Accepted: July 27, 2019
Article in press: July 27, 2019
Published online: September 6, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: We report the case of a 56-year-old man presenting with neck and armpits swelling, fever and thick cutaneous chest lesions. Active infectious disease was ruled out and a lymph node biopsy was carried out, diagnostic for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Histological examination of pectoral cutaneous serpiginous plaques resulted positive for the same haematological malignancy infiltration. Skin involvement in HL is a rare finding, with main clinical manifestations being ulcers, papules and nodules. We describe this peculiar finding to underline the need for a correct differential diagnosis, especially for other malignancies and infectious disorders.