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Cutaneous pseudolymphoma in association with molluscum contagiosum in an elderly patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12859748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common cutaneous infection, which has been reported in association with cutaneous pseudolymphoma in few cases. METHODS: A 72-year-old woman with a nodule arising on the external canthus was reviewed. The lesion was surgically removed, and the histopathological study demonstrated an epidermal invagination filled by molluscum bodies and a diffuse infiltrate comprising atypical lymphocytes. RESULTS: Immunohistochemical stains disclosed predominance of T cells with positive CD30 labeling. Polymerase chain reaction failed to demonstrate clonal rearrangement of the T-cell receptor. CONCLUSION: After ruling out systemic involvement, the patient was followed up for 2 years with no evidence of recurrence. We report this case to the best of our knowledge and discuss the literature about atypical clinical and histological presentations of MC.
D Moreno-Ramírez; A García-Escudero; J J Ríos-Martín; A Herrera-Saval; F Camacho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0303-6987     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-15     Completed Date:  2004-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Universitary Hospital Virgen Macarena, Avenida Dr. Fedriani s/n, 41073-Seville, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Antigens, CD30 / metabolism
Molluscum Contagiosum / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Pseudolymphoma / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Skin / pathology
Skin Diseases / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
T-Lymphocytes / metabolism,  pathology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, CD30

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