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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 44, n° 2P2
pages 373-375 (février 2001)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2001.107779
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis with neurofibroma-like nodules

Sylvia Hsu, MDa, Susan B. Ward, MDb, Elaine H. Le, MDa, Jason B. Lee, MDc
Houston, Texas, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine,a and the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine,b and Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology,c Jefferson Medical College 


We describe a patient with multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MR), who presented with 2 different clinical types of lesions. Some were characteristic for MR in that they were deeply set, small, firm papules. Many others were larger, soft, and even sessile, like neurofibromas. Histopathologic features of both types of lesions revealed MR. To our knowledge, this is the first report of lesions of MR mimicking neurofibromas. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:373-5.)

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