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Cutaneous T cell lymphoma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I was wondering about differential diagnosis for ctcl and plaque psoriasis in a patient on a TNF inhibitor experiencing new plaques and swollen lymph nodes..
User :   what would the difference be in plaque appearance?
Doctor :   Ctcl?
User :   new symptoms include fatigue, alopecia, larger plaques w a diferent apearance... headaches, .. ctcl= cutaneous t cell lymphoma
User :   does this warrant a lymph node aspiration and skin bx?
Doctor :   The diagnosis of a new plaque skin or changes always need a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis

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