The History of Lymphoma Classifications with Special Consideration of Cutaneous Lymphomas
Christoph Niermann, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Christian Hallermann*
Department of Dermatology, Fachklinik Hornheide, Muenster, Germany Parts of the presented publication have been published in German language, (Hautarzt. 2008;59(5):394-9)
- *Corresponding Author:
- Christian Hallermann, MD, PhD
Fachklinik Hornheide, Dorbaumstrasse 300
DE-48157 Munster, Germany
Tel: +49 251 3287416
Received date February 26, 2013; Accepted date April 25, 2013; Published date April 29, 2013
Citation: Niermann C, Schulze HJ, Hallermann C (2013) The History of Lymphoma Classifications with Special Consideration of Cutaneous Lymphomas. J Leuk (Los Angel) 1:112. doi:10.4172/2329-6917.1000112
Copyright: © 2013 Niermann C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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.