Over the past 5 years I've had a few biopsies from skin on my lower legs. Words seen in the reports are: acanthosis, parakeratotic scale, lymphocytic inflammaotry infiltrate, focal acantholysis...
It started with one round spot on my inside ankle 5 years ago and since the first biopsy has spread to various locations om my lower legs, outside thighs, arms and lower back.
I was told nummular eczema and I've used many different steriod creams...nothing works for long.
The lesions, when they begin, resemble a bug bite; then spread out a little. When I first started getting them, it actually looked like ringworm - but now I don't give them a chance to get that far as I drench them in the ointment or foams. Now they stay small - but still look horrendous.
I now have some round areas of discoloration on my lower legs; not sure if it's from too much steriod use or if the condition is morphing.
In any case, the more I 'google' the more upset I am that this is something more serious; in particular some type of lymphoma.
My question is - can I rest in the previous biopsies? Would biopsies have indicated some type of lymphoma or some other type of malignancy? Other wise, I feel okay and my labs are fine. Not sure how to proceed.
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