What is Granulomatous Slack Skin?
Granulomatous slack skin is an uncommon cutaneous condition; a modified form of white blood cell cancer usually appears in middle-aged adults. It is a type of white blood cell cancer named cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Granulomatous slack skin mostly affects males between the age of 30-40 years.
Disease Etiology (Cause)
It has no known cause; however, it has an association with primary cutaneous lymphoma (CLs). Approximately 2% of CLs shows granulomatous properties.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are;
- Hard and red superficial lesions that mainly affects the inner areas of the arms and legs. After a few years, this plaque becomes pedunculated (attached by a stalk-like structure).
- Skin lesions rash
- Itching at the affected place
The following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging techniques like CT-scan, PET-scan, MRI, and X-Ray to detect the site, size, and extent of the lesion.
- Tumour/lesion biopsy.
- Histopathological examination of the lesion
- Flow cytometry
Treatment options are;
- Wide local surgical excision of the tumour
- Topical steroids
- Immunosuppressant medicines
What Support can we Give for Granulomatous Slack Skin?
Granulomatous Slack Skin is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Granulomatous Slack Skin, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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