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Image Number 287 (Langerhans cell histiocytosis)


Diagnosis: Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Site: Breast

Sex: F

Age: 73

Type: Clinical

Description: Intertriginous red scaly rash

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis


It is unusual for a 70 years old lady to develope Langerhans cell histiocytosis.She was initially diagnosed as Darier's disease but histology showed the typical features of histiocytosis.She had no oral involvement.Cutaneous involvement in histiocytosis include a seborrhoeic dermatitis rash in the scalp,persistent intertrigo,otitis externa,red papules,vesicles,pustules,eczema and even xanthoma like lesions.

The following article from the Dermatology Online Journal discusses the condition.

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