Granulomatous slack skin disease - disease features and response to pentostatin
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Granulomatous slack skin disease (GSSD) is a rare condition characterized clinically by redundant skin folds, which show a predilection towards flexural areas, and histologically by a granulomatous T-cell infiltrate and loss of elastic fibres. The disease is often indolent, although rapid progression and transformation have been described. There is much debate as to whether this condition is a subset of mycosis fungoides or a separate disease entity in itself. We describe a case of GSSD with unique manifestations including granulomatous bone marrow involvement and hypercalcaemia. The patient has twice achieved a good response to pentostatin after failure of combination chemotherapy. This is the first report of the successful use of the purine analogue pentostatin in the management of GSSD.
Molecular Haematology (including Cytogenetics Group and Cell Markers)
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BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, 2003, 123 pp. 297 - 304