Pure cutaneous relapsing Langerhans cell histiocytosis in an adult

Antonello Baldo, Amalia Vitiello, Giuseppe Argenziano, Gerardo Ferrara, Mario Delfino

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The histiocytic syndromes represent a group of rare diseases characterized by the proliferation of the mononuclear phagocyte system cells. We report a case of recurrent class I histiocytosis with exclusive cutaneous localization in an adult. Our patient had a 3 cm ulcerated nodule located on the right cheek. Subsequently, new lesions appeared, all having the same clinical evolution characterized by spontaneous resolution with scarring. After a five year follow up no more lesions were observed. The histopathological examination, immunohistochemical profile and electron microscopy of the lesions indicated Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-502
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Histiocytosis
  • Langerhans cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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