Журнал лейкемии

Журнал лейкемии
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ISSN: 2329-6917


The History of Lymphoma Classifications with Special Consideration of Cutaneous Lymphomas

Christoph Niermann, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Christian Hallermann

For the modern evidence based medicine classification systems are necessary to guarantee a unifying approach for therapy and for prognosis of diseases. The comparability of clinical studies depends of the usage of adequate classification systems. But because all classifications are artificial, they only mirror the technical possibilities of its area. This review discusses the history of lymphoma classifications systems with a special focus on the topic of primary cutaneous lymphomas and the retikuloendothelial system. Furthermore special problems in terminology are discussed.