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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Langerhans cell
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