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An Unusual Case of Granulomatous Slack Skin Disease With Necrobiosis

Benton, Emma Clare MBChB, MRCP; Morris, Stephen L MBBS, MRCP, FRCR; Robson, Alistair BSc, MBChB, MRCPath, DipRCPath; Whittaker, Sean J MBChB, FRCP, MD

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: October 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 5 - p 462-465
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3181731dfc
Extraordinary Case Report

Granulomatous slack skin disease (GSS) is a very rare form of T-cell lymphoma, with only 52 cases reported in the literature. In the recent World Health Organization-European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer consensus classification GSS is considered to be a variant of mycosis fungoides. We describe a patient with GSS and histologic evidence of necrobiosis, which has not been previously reported.

From the St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, United Kingdom.

Reprints: Sean J. Whittaker, MBChB, FRCP, MD, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas hospital, London, United Kingdom. (e-mail:

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.