Kasper Køhler Alsing, Ole Olsen, Christian Bender Koch, Rasmus Hvass Hansen, Daniel Pergament Persson, Klaus Qvortrup, Jørgen Serup
Adverse reactions in tattooed skin during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are rare but well known. Previous reports describe sudden burning pain in tattooed skin, sometimes accompanied by mild erythema and oedema when entering MRI scanners. The pathophysiology remains unclear, but simple direct thermal heating can be excluded. It has been hypothesized that MRI-triggered torque and traction create neural sensations from magnetic pigment particles. However, this case enlightens yet another possible mechanism...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Arrin Brooks, Mariah Morris, Jonathan Cuda, Armein Rahimpour, Semeret Munie
Poroid hidradenoma (PH) is a rare benign adnexal tumor of eccrine differentiation. It is the rarest of the four described variants of poroid neoplasms. PHs characteristically share a hybrid of the architectural features of the hidradenoma, namely, tumor cells are entirely intradermal with both solid and cystic components, and the cytologic characteristics of the poroid neoplasms, containing predominantly poroid and cuticular cells. Many published reports of PH since its original discovery in 1990 state that "very few" cases of PH can be found in the literature...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Bartosz Wozniak, Torsten Bove, Tomasz Zawada, Jacek Calik
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a genetic disorder impacting approximately 2.5 million people worldwide, often leading to development of numerous benign yet disfiguring cutaneous neurofibromas (cNF). Removal of cNF is limited to excision or laser ablation with common post-operation complications and scarring. The current case explores a new approach to removal or reduction of cNF by a minimally invasive and pain-reduced treatment modality. A 40-year-old female patient with numerous cNF across her body underwent a single treatment using a 20 MHz dermatologically focused ultrasound device on seven selected cNF on the upper back...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Razan S Al-Luhaibi, Shahad T Khayyat, Suha H Al-Sayed, Waseem K Alhawsawi, Khalid A Al Hawsawi
Spinal dysraphism (SD) refers to the abnormal fusion of dorsal midline structures during embryogenesis. It encompasses a variety of congenital spinal defects, ranging from an overt defect in which neural tissue is exposed with no overlying skin (open SD) such as myelomeningoceles to skin-covered malformations (closed or occult SD). A 13-year-old boy presented with recurrent multiple painless ulcers and erosions over the tips of the toes, mainly involving the right foot with hemorrhagic crusts for 5 years. A review of systems revealed back pain, urine incontinence, and numbness in his right knee...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Giovanni Paolino, Matteo Riccardo Di Nicola, Marina Yarygina, Carlo Mattozzi, Eduardo Quaranta, Vittoria Giulia Bianchi, Michele Donati, Santo Raffaele Mercuri
Porokeratosis is a group of well-known clinically distinct entities, characterised by different clinical aspects, but sharing a single common histological aspect, namely the cornoid lamella. Usually, porokeratosis occurs in the limbs and trunk, while it rarely involves the face, especially as an exclusive, single, and solitary lesion. We report the case of a 52-year-old Caucasian woman, with an 11-month history of a 2-cm slowly growing solitary, keratotic lesion on her left cheekbone. The patient did not present other cutaneous lesions on the face, as well as in other body sites...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Akiko Miyazaki, Saori Itoi-Ochi, Mami Hayashi, Asako Ota, Kengo Nagai, Shinya Inoue, Naohiro Tomita, Hidetaka Eguchi, Yasushi Okazaki, Hideyuki Ishida, Takashi Hashimoto
Linear IgA disease (LAD) is a rare autoimmune bullous disease characterized by IgA deposition in the basement membrane zone (BMZ). A 66-year-old male was treated for myelodysplastic syndrome at our hospital for 5 years, during which his condition remained stable. He visited our department because of erythema with itching, which appeared 1 year ago and gradually exacerbated with the development of blisters and erosions. During the first visit, multiple erythemas with erosions and crusts on their periphery were observed on the trunk and lower limbs...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Jakob Lillemoen Drivenes, Mette Ramsing, Anette Bygum
Fungal infections can be challenging to diagnose, but doctors of every specialty may encounter this issue. They can be mistaken for other common dermatoses such as eczema or psoriasis and inadvertently be treated with topical corticosteroids or calcineurin inhibitors. This may lead to tinea incognita, a term used to describe a fungal infection with an altered clinical appearance, which may confuse the clinician even further. This case report presents a 54-year-old previously healthy man with a 4-month history of a painful and pruritic rash in the genitoinguinal region...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Angelina Konovalova, Natālija Gerula, Ilona Hartmane, Ilze Upeniece, Mihails Ščerbuks, Kristīne Bernāte, Lelde Reinberga, Ingmārs Mikažāns
This case report discusses immunoglobulin-induced erythema multiforme (EM), a rare and understudied condition that requires further investigation. The report presents the case of a 69-year-old woman with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia who developed an acute hypersensitivity reaction to intravenous gamma globulin medication. The patient received intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) to normalize and stabilize her immunoglobulin levels and reduce the risk of recurrent infections due to her immunodeficiency with predominantly antibody defects...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Jun Hyo Lee, Ui Hyeon Jo, Tae Min Kim, Dae Hun Suh
Primary cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma (PCMZL) is a rare form of B-cell lymphoma that primarily affects the skin. Chronic antigen stimulation has been implicated in its development, with cases associated with various triggers. We present a case of PCMZL following chronic inflammation caused by long-term hair dyeing. A 75-year-old woman with a history of repeated inflammation and itching after hair dyeing for 30 years presented with persistent red-to-violaceous patches and plaques on her scalp. Despite receiving topical corticosteroid treatment for 10 years, the lesions remained...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Carolina Alexander-Savino, Alexandra Boye-Doe, Edith Bowers, Anne Beaven
Oral and laryngeal cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is rare and usually associated with poor prognosis. Here, we discuss 2 cases of oral CTCL that developed in heavily pretreated patients and provide a review of the literature. The first case is of a 46-year-old African American male with rapidly progressive disease, presenting with a lesion on his hard palate 6 months after being diagnosed with a CD4+CD8+ CTCL. His cutaneous disease was widespread with tumors on >80% of his body surface area. Unfortunately, the patient died 2 ½ years after his CTCL diagnosis and 7 months after developing the oral CTCL lesion...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Giovanni Paolino, Matteo Riccardo Di Nicola, Riccardo Pampena, Vittoria Giulia Bianchi, Santo Raffaele Mercuri
Jellyfish are aquatic animals of the phylum Cnidaria found in seas all over the world. They are characterized by the presence of cnidocytes, cells that contain a secretory organelle, the cnidocyst, mainly used for predation and defense purposes. An adult female patient presented to our Unit of Dermatology, for a 10 days-old history of macular-erythematous lesions in her right upper limb, due to a sting by a mauve stinger Pelagia noctiluca . Dermoscopy showed a general pinkish background surmounted by numerous brown dots and lines, distributed along the surface of the skin...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Agnieszka Giza, Karol Miklusiak, Przemysław Hałubiec, Andrzej Jaworek, Dagmara Zimowska-Curyło, Grzegorz Dyduch, Tomasz Sacha
The large cell transformation of mycosis fungoides (MF-LCT) is a phenomenon observed in the advanced stages of mycosis fungoides (MF), which is the most common primary cutaneous lymphoma. The diagnostic criteria of MF-LCT are a minimum of 25% of large cells or a formation of microscopic nodules of them in the histological examination of skin samples. The clinical outcomes for MF-LCT are poor, as less than 20% of patients survive 5 years after diagnosis, but the expression of the CD30 antigen is generally considered to be associated with a better prognosis...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Daniela Tenea, Cinzia Campaini
Reticular erythematous mucinosis is a rare and persistent form of primary idiopathic mucinosis, often referred to as plaque-like cutaneous mucinosis or midline mucinosis. It presents with reticulate patches or erythematous plaques with predilection for the anterior and posterior trunk. Affected patients are frequently asymptomatic. Pruritus or burning sensations were reported after exposure to the sun. The aetiology remains obscure; its pathogenesis is poorly understood, particularly in immunocompromised patients such as HIV-infected patients...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Apirada Dhekariyapak, Penpun Wattanakrai
Granulomatous pigmented purpuric dermatosis (GPPD) is a rare histologic variant of pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD) characterized by dermal histiocyte-rich interstitial infiltration with or without granuloma formation in addition to the other typical features of PPD. GPPD was previously observed more frequently to affect Asians and was reported to be associated with dyslipidemia. However, our literature search of 45 documented GPPD cases revealed an increasing prevalence in Caucasians in addition to dyslipidemia and associated autoimmune diseases...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Mark Lewis Derbyshire, Amy Leigh Brady, Ramsay Sami Farah
Dermatomyofibromas are a rare, benign, acquired neoplasm with less than 150 reported cases worldwide. The etiologic factors that contribute to the development of these lesions are currently unknown. To our knowledge, there have been only six previously reported cases of patients presenting with multiple dermatomyofibromas, and in each of these cases, there were less than ten lesions present. Herein, we describe a patient who developed more than 100 dermatomyofibromas over a period of years, and we argue that the patient's concurrent Ehlers-Danlos syndrome could have contributed to this unique presentation by inducing an increased fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transition...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Max Miller, Nancy H Kim, Maya K Thosani, Justin C Moser
A 66-year-old female with a history of two renal transplants due to recurrent thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura presented to clinic with multiple lesions identified to be non-metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). The patient previously underwent multiple Mohs procedures and radiation therapy treatment but continued to develop CSCC lesions with increasing frequency. After discussing multiple treatment options, it was elected to pursue treatment with Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) given the systemic immune responses it can cause, with low theoretical risk of graft rejection...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Sara Al Janahi, Raghda Al Maashari
Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is a rare autoimmune disorder of newborns and infants, born to usually asymptomatic mothers with lupus erythematosus. Clinical manifestations include variable cutaneous findings, with possible cardiac or hepatic involvement. We present a case of a 3-month-old baby girl with NLE, born to an asymptomatic mother. Her atypical clinical presentation included hypopigmented atrophic scars on the temples. She improved with topical pimecrolimus cream, with almost complete resolution of the facial lesions and improvement in atrophy noted at the 4-month follow-up visit...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Almuntsrbellah Almudimeegh, Mohammed Habib, Omar Alsuhaibani, Nawaf Alkhudhayri
Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is a distinctive variant of lichen planus described for the first time in 1974. A wide range of presentations and distribution patterns have been reported, mainly presenting as dark brown hyperpigmented macules and patches, typically involving sun-exposed areas such as the face, neck, and flexural folds. It is more common in dark-skinned patients with a female predominance. Infrequently, LPP may present as a Blaschkoid distribution, with only a few cases reported in the medical literature...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Dorsa Dayani, Hatam Rokhafrouz, Kamran Balighi
Generalized pustular psoriasis is a possibly serious condition that can be triggered by various factors. Previous studies show a slight likelihood of disease exacerbation subsequent to COVID-19 vaccination. Here, we present the first (to the best of our knowledge) case of pustular psoriasis flare after each one of the two shots of the BBIBP-CorV (Sinopharm) vaccine despite adalimumab treatment.
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
Rhiannon C Miller, Cynthia M Magro, Laura E Melnick, Shari R Lipner
An acral fibrochondromyxoid tumor is a newly described type of benign soft tissue neoplasm that presents as a single nodular lesion on a finger or toe. There has only been one previous report on this tumor, a case series that described the initial pathologic and clinical findings; however, details on clinical history, physical examination, and outcome are unknown. In this report, we describe a case of a 39-year-old male who presented with a painful enlarging mass involving the distal right 3rd finger and hyponychium...
2023: Case Reports in Dermatology
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