Juvenile Xanthogranuloma Associated with Neurofibromatosis 1: 14 Patients without Evidence of Hematologic Malignancies

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The clinical features and natural history of juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) in '14 children affected by neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) are reported. Mean follow-up in 11 of these patients was 4.3 years (range 1-10 years). None of the children developed hematologic malignancies during this period. The onset of JXG was in the first 2 years of life in 13 of the patients. In this series, the association between JXG and six or more café au lait spots more than 5 mm in diameter was a good marker for NF1 in the first few years of life. Overall the JXG in these patients did not show any features distinguishable from those of "classical" JXG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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