A RARE CASE OF ANAPLASTIC LARGE-CELL LYMPHOMA
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) represents a rare form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma; ALCL also called Ki-1 lymphoma, is a morphologically and immunologically distinct subset of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) originally described by Stein et al, which accounts for 2% to 8% of all lymphomas. We will present the clinical case of a one year old boy, brought by his parents to a dermatology consult with an eight weeks history of erythematous skin lesions, skin nodules with small superficial crusts. The lesions were visible on both his arms and legs, on his chest, abdomen and the inguinal area. The diagnosis of ALCL is difficult because of a non-specific onset of symptoms and a fluctuant evolution, and this is the reason why the clinical suspicion of the diagnosis is so important, in order to direct the patient towards specific tests, able to offer a fast-precise diagnosis and avoiding the delay of treatment. The histopathology exam and the phenotype tests are absolutely necessary for the diagnosis.