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Kanitakis J - - 2010
Circumscribed palmoplantar hypokeratosis (CPH) is a recently described dermatosis of unknown origin, of which 46 cases have been published so far. CPH affects predominantly adult women. It presents clinically with a sharply circumscribed annular erythematous depressed plaque rimmed by a slightly hyperkeratotic border, localized usually over the thenar or hypothenar ...
Cumberland Lara - - 2010
We report a rare case of multiple, co-exisitng verruciform xanthomas (VXs) of the anogenital region in the setting of cutaneous trauma. VX is a rare benign mucocutaneous neoplasm that typically presents as a solitary lesion with a predilection for the oral cavity, although extra-oral lesions have been reported involving the ...
Williams N P - - 2009
A case of cutaneous rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma in a 6-year-old Afro-Caribbean girl is reported with review of the literature. The lesions were fine, located on the central face and became inapparent after six months. Spontaneous regression of these lesions has not been previously reported. Although rare, continued reporting will facilitate ...
Preminger Beth Aviva - - 2009
The treatment of cutaneous sarcoid is often frustrating, because lesions may be refractory to treatment, or recurrent. There is little information in the literature regarding the surgical treatment of cutaneous sarcoid. Such treatment may become necessary in cases that do not respond to systemic treatments and create functional impairments. We ...
Tallon B - - 2009
We report a case of the rare porokeratosis variant porokeratosis ptychotropica (PP). A circumferential perianal plaque and the characteristic histology of multiple cornoid lamellae with underlying dermal amyloid deposition were seen. Amyloid deposition was seen in the biopsied intertriginous area of the plaque only, which, in concordance with other cutaneous ...
Beachkofsky Thomas M - - 2009
The literature on cutaneous metastatic disease can be difficult to interpret because of inconsistent study design and analysis among authors. Furthermore, one should be careful when reviewing the statistics in the literature, as reported patient populations tend to vary and are not representative of the whole population. However, certain trends ...
Suchak Ravi - - 2010
Cutaneous schwannomas in their classical form are readily identified histologically. A number of variants, including ancient, cellular, epithelioid, plexiform, microcystic and neuroblastoma-like, may cause diagnostic difficulty and rarely be confused with malignancy. Neuroblastoma-like schwannoma was first described by Goldblum et al. in 1994, and very few cases have since been ...
Swick Brian L - - 2009
A 36-year-old man developed a papular growth in a portion of a nevus sebaceus on the post-auricular scalp. Excision showed typical histologic changes of nevus sebaceus including epidermal papillomatosis with reduced numbers of hair follicles as well as numerous sebaceous glands high in the dermis that focally emptied directly to ...
Park Min Young - - 2009
An eccrine nevus is a rare hamartoma characterized by an increase in the number or size of eccrine glands. Eccrine nevi usually present as localized hyperhidrosis and are not associated with overlying skin abnormalities. However, among the cases that have been reported in the literature, some unique presentations of eccrine ...
Schreiber Heike A - - 2010
Cutaneous myiasis is usually a harmless tropical disease caused by infestation with larvae from a variety of flies. Because of its rare occurrence in Europe, it is often misdiagnosed. Increased travel to tropical regions has correspondingly increased the number of cases observed in Europe. The furuncular type of cutaneous myiasis ...
Ferrara Gerardo - - 2009
We describe 3 cases of desmoplastic nevus with special emphasis on some repetitive dermoscopic and histopathologic features, which-if confirmed on larger series-could allow to identify desmoplastic nevus as a specific clinicopathologic entity within the spectrum of acquired melanocytic nevi.
Cohen Daniela M - - 2009
Lichen planus pemphigoides is a rare autoimmune blistering disease that is characterized by evolution of vesico-bullous skin lesions in patients with active lichen planus. We describe a case of lichen planus pemphigoides in a 6-year-old boy and review the clinical and immunopathologic features of all reported cases of pediatric lichen ...
Palmero Maria Lourdes - - 2009
Primary cutaneous aspergillosis is an uncommon, opportunistic infection. Atypical presentations have recently emerged with the expanding range of primary and acquired diseases that cause immunosuppression. Primary cutaneous aspergillosis may invade the deep lymphatic structures and present in a sporotrichoid pattern. In pediatric patients with an otherwise normal previous medical history, ...
Shaffer Holly C - - 2009
Terminology regarding classification of benign lesions with prominent eccrine differentiation can be confusing as these lesions can have overlapping clinical and histologic characteristics. In this report, we examine a case and review of the literature to suggest that these entities may be better classified as a spectrum of benign lesions ...
Wang Nadia S - - 2009
Porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus (PEODDN) is a rare disorder of keratinization involving the intraepidermal eccrine duct (acrosyringium). We detail two examples of this unique clinicopathological entity--one with a more typical clinical presentation and one with a solitary lesion and late adult onset. In addition, we discuss the ...
Lu Xue-lian - - 2009
We report a case of primary cutaneous zygomycosis caused by Rhizomucor variabilis and review 6 cases reported from China that share similar features and are different from those cases caused by other species of Mucorales. It is noteworthy that all 6 of the cases were observed in 3 adjacent provinces ...
Boyce Aaron E - - 2009
Erosive mucosal lichen planus (LP) is a well-established variant of LP characterized by the formation of ulcerative lesions predominantly involving the oral and genital mucosae. Less commonly, this condition may involve oesophageal and/or ocular mucosal surfaces, and case reports within the ophthalmology literature have recently confirmed the potential for this ...
Browning John C - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pityriasis rosea is a common skin condition seen in children and adults. Whereas pityriasis rosea is a benign condition, it is important to distinguish it from other childhood exanthems. RECENT FINDINGS: Pityriasis rosea can present in a variety of manners. Most often a herald patch precedes the ...
Olson Jonathan M - - 2009
Corynebacterium jeikeium is a rare but increasingly important cause of septicemia in neutropenic patients that can present with characteristic cutaneous findings. A 61-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome developed C. jeikeium sepsis and an erythematous papular eruption while neutropenic from induction chemotherapy. A review of the English language literature shows only ...
Moustou Aikaterini-Evaggelia - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) biologic agents have been associated with a number of adverse events. OBJECTIVE: To review the cutaneous reactions that have been reported in patients receiving anti-TNF therapy. METHODS: We performed a systematic MEDLINE search of relevant publications, including case reports and case series. RESULTS: Reported cutaneous ...
Tierney Emily P - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Fractional photothermolysis (FP) is one of the most significant milestones in laser technology and resurfacing. METHODS: Review of the Medline English literature and recent international conferences regarding FP technology, applications, and indications. RESULTS: Successful conditions treated with nonablative FP reported in the literature include acne scarring; dyschromia and fine ...
Cassano N - - 2009
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and bullous pemphigoid (BP) are two autoimmune blistering diseases involving the skin and the mucous membranes characterized by circulating autoantibodies directed against desmosomal cadherins or antigens expressed in the basement membrane zone, respectively. The simultaneous presence of clinical and/or immunopathological features of PV and BP in the ...
Park Jong Min - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM), also known as Hori nevus, is one of the most commonly acquired dermal facial melanocytoses among people with dark skin, especially Asian women. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this article were to review published work on ABNOM; address controversies about pathogenesis and therapeutic ...
Chi Ching-Chi - - 2009
Mucinous nevus is a rare entity with only 11 cases reported previously. It may be divided into two histopathologic types: connective tissue nevus of the proteoglycan (CTNP) and combined epidermal-CTNP. We describe a boy with asymptomatic grouped brown papuloplaques on the lower back since birth. A diagnosis of mucinous nevus ...
Hakeem M J M L - - 2009
Human myiasis may be caused by several species of dipterous larvae. It is widespread in the tropics and subtropics particularly in Africa and the Americas and can occur in other parts of the world although less frequently. Larval infestation mostly affects the skin but can also involve wounds, bones, intestines ...
Savoia Paola - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Despite frequent skin involvement with solid tumors, zosteriform metastases are a rare, not well-defined entity, with only few cases published in literature. The unifying characteristic is merely topographic: cutaneous lesions were distributed along dermatomes, despite the variety of clinical features, including vesicobullous, papular, and nodular lesions. Several theories have ...
Lucchina Stefano - - 2009
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a cutaneous ulcer developing so rapidly that may mimic a fulminating infection. The correct treatment is nonsurgical, and surgery may get the condition worse.1 FK-506 ointment (0.1% Protopic, Astellas Pharma AG, Fribourg) is usually indicated for inflammatory skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis2 or ...
Chen Jia - - 2009
Mucinous eccrine nevus (MEN) is a rare variant of eccrine nevus, characterized by a proliferation of normal eccrine structure surrounded by mucin deposits. We report herein the eighth case of mucinous eccrine nevus in the literature, with abundant mucin deposits not only in the stroma surrounding the eccrine glands but ...
Abdulla Alym Nizar - - 2009
Syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SCAP) is a benign rare adnexal skin neoplasm, which in a third of cases arises from a nevus sebaceous and is most commonly found on the head and neck and in very rare instances found on the genitalia. We report on a 59-year-old man with SCAP on the ...
Kim Min Joo - - 2009
Rituximab is an anti-CD20 chimeric murine/human monoclonal antibody mainly used in the treatment of patients with a cutaneous lymphoid malignancy. Among the side-effects associated with rituximab administration, vasculitis has been rarely reported. There are two reported cases in the English language medical published work. We describe a 38-year-old Korean man ...
Watkins Shannon - - 2009
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare multisystem disorder affecting cartilaginous tissues, primarily of the ears, nose, larynx, and trachea. RP shows dermatologic manifestations in 35-50% of cases, and may show skin findings as the first sign of disease in 12% of affected patients. There have been reports of urticarial-like lesions ...
Badr AbdullGaffar - - 2009
Folliculosebaceous cystic hamartoma (FCH) is a relatively rare and recently described lesion of the skin. Mostly, it involves the skin of the head and neck area. It is considered by most authors as a form of non-neoplastic cutaneous hamartoma comprising follicular, sebaceous and stromal elements. However, few regard it as ...
Shaffer Holly C - - 2009
Terminology regarding classification of benign lesions with prominent eccrine differentiation can be confusing as these lesions can have overlapping clinical and histologic characteristics. In this report, we examine a case and review of the literature to suggest that these entities may be better classified as a spectrum of benign lesions ...
Zhuge Ying - - 2009
We present a pediatric patient with ulcerative colitis who developed thrombotic cutaneous gangrene involving skin of the lower chest, abdomen, back, bilateral buttocks, bilateral thighs, perineum, and genitalia, ultimately resulting in autoamputation of the glans penis. After an extensive review of the literature, we describe the diagnosis and management of ...
Dizbay Murat - - 2009
Mucor spp. are rarely pathogenic in healthy adults, but can cause fatal infections in patients with immuosuppression and diabetes mellitus. Documented mucor fungemia is a very rare condition in the literature. We described a fungemia and cutaneous mucormycosis case due to Mucor circinelloides in an 83-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus ...
Meguerditchian Ari-Nareg - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Nevus spilus is a rare, acquired, and often large cutaneous lesion consisting of a light brown background macule containing varying numbers of small darker macular or papular areas. OBJECTIVE: Nevus spilus may contain dysplastic melanocytic elements, and there are also reports of melanoma arising from nevus spilus. However, the ...
Polat Mualla - - 2009
We herein report an 11-year-old girl who came to our clinic with a swelling on the genital area of 2 months duration. Dermatological examination of the patient was performed and a pigmented lesion was found on the inner surface of the labium majus of the mucosa. The lesion was well ...
Kumar Sandeep - - 2009
Primary cutaneous angioplasmocellular hyperplasia is a plasma-cellular infiltrate that has been reported only once previously in the literature, in a report of a case affecting two Latin American patients. In the present case, a systemically well 62-year-old Caucasian man presented with a nodule on the back of the neck. Histology ...
Li Dong Ming - - 2009
A 59-year-old woman sought treatment of for creeping eruption and erythematous plaques associated with high fever and systemic symptoms. She had a history of eating undercooked freshwater fish raised in Beijing 10 days before admission and reported no travel during the previous year. Blood examination showed eosinophila and ultrasonography detected ...
Nnebe Nkechinyelu V - - 2009
The term cutaneous pseudolymphoma (CPL), an accumulation of lymphocytes in response to a foreign antigen or unknown stimuli lacks specificity, and has been used when neither cause nor mechanism for the lymphocytic proliferation has been identified. Cases of childhood CPL are rare and require extensive investigation because of their potential ...
Lee Bonnie A - - 2009
Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare, malignant, vascular tumor that usually occurs in the scalp and face region of elderly white men. The tumor also can involve areas of prior irradiation; chronic lymphedema, otherwise known as Stewart-Treves syndrome; and preexisting vascular lesions. We report an unusual case of angiosarcoma occurring on ...
Santangeli L - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We report a rare UK case of laryngeal leishmaniasis, mimicking laryngeal candidiasis, associated with long term steroid inhaler use. METHODS: Case report and review of the world literature concerning leishmaniasis. RESULTS: Laryngeal leishmaniasis is a protozoal infection which is rare in the Western world. It is becoming more common, ...
Jagannath P
Cerebral larva migrans (CLM) is an uncommon and rarely diagnosed entity. We report here a histopathologically proven case of CLM in a 13 year-old girl, who presented with bilateral focal seizures, right hemiparesis, and lapsed into altered sensorium prior to admission. Her CT scan was suggestive of a granulomatous lesion ...
Kelley Brian P - - 2009
Dermal melanocytosis is a benign phenomenon most commonly noted in people with darkly pigmented skin. Multiple entities with dermal melanocytosis are described, including Mongolian spot, nevus of Ota, nevus of Ito, nevus of Hori, and acquired dermal melanocytosis. We report a case of acquired dermal melanocytosis occurring in a 42-year-old ...
Buonomano Roberto - - 2009
With expanding travel activities, visceral leishmaniasis increasingly occurs in non-endemic areas and affects immunocompetent individuals with no other risk factor than holidays at the Mediterranean coast. We report 3 instructive Swiss cases of visceral leishmaniasis presenting with fever of unknown origin and pancytopenia and review current diagnostic and therapeutic concepts.
Vera-Donoso C D - - 2009
This report presents a case of a 65-year-old male suffering from a penile cutaneous horn. This lesion is usually seen in sun-exposed areas and its occurrence on the penis is rare. One-third of cases of penile horns are associated with underlying malignancies. Standard treatment is electrosurgical excision with removal of ...
Vano-Galvan Sergio - - 2009
Cutaneous larva migrans may be diagnosed by the typical clinical presentation, consisting on a pruritic serpiginous lesion that advances in a patient with a history of sunbathing, walking barefoot on the beach, or similar activity in a tropical location. We describe the case of a Mediterranean 32-year-old man, recently returned ...
Garg Mandeep Kumar - - 2009
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare, low-grade, cutaneous neoplasm with pronounced tendency for local recurrence. A case of DFSP that showed direct infiltration into the underlying bone marrow is described. To the best of our knowledge, such direct bony involvement by dermatofibrosarcoma has not been reported in the English literature ...
Almaslamani Muna M Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, - - 2009
Cutaneous zygomycosis is a rare but serious infection in trauma patients. We report two cases of cutaneous zygomycosis caused by Mycocladus corymbifer (formerly Absidia corymbifera) which were probably the result of soil contamination of wounds of the patient's lower extremities. Both patients received appropriate antifungal therapy in combination with aggressive ...
Ajayi O - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of a 70-year-old man of Asian origin with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus affecting the tonsil, which presented as a painful, enlarging, exophytic lesion mimicking squamous cell carcinoma. METHOD: We present a case report and a review of the world literature regarding lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. ...
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