Diffuse Cutaneous Reticulohistiocytosis in a Child With Tuberous Sclerosis

Ruggero Caputo, Elisa Ermacora, Carlo Gelmetti

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Reticulohistiocytosis, a rare disorder occurring almost exclusively in adults, was seen in “pure” diffuse cutaneous form in an 8-year-old boy who had had tuberous sclerosis since birth. The clinical features consisted of many papulonodular lesions, located mainly on the trunk and to a lesser extent on the head and limbs. Histologic findings were distinctive. Ultrastructural examination revealed the presence of pleomorphic cytoplasmic inclusions in almost all of the giant histiocytic cells of the infiltrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-570
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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