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Solitary CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the eyelid showing regression
  1. S M Winhoven,
  2. S Murugesan,
  3. I H Coulson
  1. Dermatology Department, Burnley General Hospital, Burnley, UK
  1. Correspondence to: S M Winhoven Dermatology Department, Burnley General Hospital, Burnley BB10 2PQ, UK;

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CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) belongs to the group of T cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. The primary cutaneous variant of ALCL usually presents as a solitary, cutaneous, or subcutaneous reddish violet lesion, which can be superficially ulcerated. We present the case of a solitary CD30+ ALCL of the eyelid showing regression.


A 39 year old man presented with a 4 week history of a progressive painless ulcerating nodule on the right upper eyelid, unresponsive to oral flucloxacillin. He was systemically well and denied recent foreign travel or contact with animals.

A 17 mm diameter ulcer with rolled margins and serosanguinous exudate was evident over the right upper eyelid (fig 1). His cornea, conjunctiva, and anterior chamber were normal. Systemic examination …

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