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Case Report

Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis-Mimicking Dermatomyositis

Case Report and Review of the Literature
Muñoz-Santos C.a · Sàbat M.a · Sáez A.b · Gratacós J.c · Luelmo J.a

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aDermatology Unit and Departments of bPathology and cRheumatology, Hospital de Sabadell, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain

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Dermatology 2007;214:268–271

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: June 06, 2006
Accepted: October 06, 2006
Published online: March 23, 2007
Issue release date: March 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: https://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.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: June 06, 2006
Accepted: October 06, 2006
Published online: March 23, 2007
Issue release date: March 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: https://www.karger.com/DRM


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