Learn about cutaneous T cell lymphoma (w/PODCAST)

July 19, 2015 | by City of Hope


Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
 Christiane Querfeld is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist with advanced fellowship training in cutaneous lymphoma. Her clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis, care and management of patients with cutaneous lymphoma and related diseases.


Cutaneous T cell lymphomas are types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that arise when infection-fighting white blood cells in the lymphatic system – called lymphocytes – become malignant and affect the skin.

A primary symptom is a rash that arises initially in areas of the skin that are not normally exposed to sunlight. From phototherapy to topical creams, the first defense is to relieve the itching.

But is it eczema? Is it psoriasis? When do you suspect cutaneous T cell lymphoma?

Mycosis fungoides is the most common type of cutaneous T cell lymphoma. Here, Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Program at City of Hope, discusses the disease, its diagnosis and its treatment.


For other interviews with City of Hope experts,  go to our list of City of Hope podcasts.


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