Blastic NK cell lymphoma

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Blastic NK cell lymphoma
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 C86.4
ICD-O 9727/3
Orphanet 86870

Blastic NK cell lymphoma is a type of lymphoma. It is a cutaneous condition characterized by multiple, rapidly expanding plaques.[1]:739

It is positive for CD4 and CD56.[2][3]

It does not appear to be associated with Epstein–Barr virus.[4]


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Ng AP, Lade S, Rutherford T, McCormack C, Prince HM, Westerman DA (January 2006). "Primary cutaneous CD4+/CD56+ hematodermic neoplasm (blastic NK-cell lymphoma): a report of five cases". Haematologica. 91 (1): 143–4. PMID 16434387. 
  3. ^ Kim Y, Kang MS, Kim CW, Sung R, Ko YH (April 2005). "CD4+CD56+ lineage negative hematopoietic neoplasm: so called blastic NK cell lymphoma". J. Korean Med. Sci. 20 (2): 319–24. PMC 2808614Freely accessible. PMID 15832009. doi:10.3346/jkms.2005.20.2.319. 
  4. ^ Chan JK, Sin VC, Wong KF, et al. (June 1997). "Nonnasal lymphoma expressing the natural killer cell marker CD56: a clinicopathologic study of 49 cases of an uncommon aggressive neoplasm". Blood. 89 (12): 4501–13. PMID 9192774.