Pseudolymphomatous angiokeratoma: Report of three cases and an immunohistological study

R. Okuyama, T. Masu, M. Mizuashi, M. Watanabe, H. Tagami, S. Aiba

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Background. Pseudolymphomatous angiokeratoma (PA), originally termed 'acral pseudolymphomatous angiokeratoma of children', is a disorder characterized clinically by development of red nodules on the extremities and histologically by a subepidermal dense lymphocyte infiltrate. Methods. We report three cases of PA, with characteristically dense, nodular infiltrate composed predominantly of small lymphocytes, and thick-walled vessels. Results. Immunohistochemical investigation revealed a dense accumulation of CD20+ cells with CD3+ cells in one case. Infiltrate in the other two cases was mainly composed of CD3+ cells and a mixture of CD4+ and CD8+ cells, with a few cells expressing CD20. Conclusion. Our immunohistological results reveal a wide spectrum of cellular infiltrate compositions ranging from T-cell to B-cell predominance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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