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Vol. 214, No. 3, 2007
Issue release date: March 2007
Section title: Case Report
Dermatology 2007;214:268–271
(DOI:10.1159/000099594)

Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis-Mimicking Dermatomyositis

Case Report and Review of the Literature

Muñoz-Santos C. · Sàbat M. · Sáez A. · Gratacós J. · Luelmo J.
aDermatology Unit and Departments of bPathology and cRheumatology, Hospital de Sabadell, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 6/6/2006
Accepted: 10/6/2006
Published online: 3/23/2007

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM

Abstract

Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis is a rare disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by skin and mucosal papulonodular eruptions and destructive polyarthritis. Histopathological study of these lesions shows a nodular infiltrate composed of histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells, with an eosinophilic, granular, ‘ground-glass’ cytoplasm. We report a case of multicentric reticulohistiocytosis with skin lesions mimicking dermatomyositis and we also review previously reported cases describing such a clinical situation. Our case further emphasizes that multicentric reticulohistiocytosis can mimic clinical features of dermatomyositis. A macular or patch-like erythema in a photodistributed fashion, in addition to other clinical manifestations, can be mistaken for dermatomyositis. However, skin biopsies from these areas may early differentiate both conditions with different treatment options and morbidity.


  

Author Contacts

Carlos Muñoz-Santos, MD
Dermatology Unit, Hospital de Sabadell
Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Parc Taulí s/n
ES–Sabadell 08208, Barcelona (Spain)
Tel. +34 93 723 1010, Fax +34 93 716 0646, E-Mail 33875cms@comb.es

  

Article Information

Received: June 6, 2006
Accepted: October 6, 2006
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 3, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 23

  

Publication Details

Dermatology

Vol. 214, No. 3, Year 2007 (Cover Date: March 2007)

Journal Editor: Saurat, J.-H. (Geneva)
ISSN: 1018–8665 (print), 1421–9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 6/6/2006
Accepted: 10/6/2006
Published online: 3/23/2007

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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