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Clear cell acanthoma.
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PMID:  23171155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Clear cell acanthoma (CCA), is an asymptomatic benign lesion of unknown origin and aetiology, which typically presents as a red to brown, dome-shaped papule on the leg. We discuss the case of a patient with an irregular plaque of hypopigmented papules whose diagnosis of CCA was only made by biopsy, and review the characteristic presentation, uncommon variants, locations and associated conditions of this lesion. The diagnosis is based on histopathology and/or immunohistochemistry, but the variable clinical presentation may make diagnosis difficult. The differential diagnosis includes skin tumours and inflammatory and pigmentary dermatoses. The lesions do not regress spontaneously, and excisional removal is the preferred treatment.
T Tempark; T Shwayder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1365-2230     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© The Author(s). CED © 2012 British Association of Dermatologists.
Department of Paediatrics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Department of Paediatric Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.
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