Cutaneous reactive angiomatosis with combined histological pattern mimicking a cellulitis

Corti, Michela AngelaMaria; Rongioletti, F.; Borradori, Luca; Beltraminelli, Helmut (2013). Cutaneous reactive angiomatosis with combined histological pattern mimicking a cellulitis. Dermatology, 227(3), pp. 226-230. Karger 10.1159/000353926

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Cutaneous reactive angiomatoses (CRA) encompass a distinct group of rare benign reactive vascular proliferations that include reactive angioendotheliomatosis, diffuse dermal angiomatosis and reactive intralymphatic histiocytosis. The etiology of these conditions, often associated with either localized or systemic diseases, is poorly understood. We report a 72-year-old woman who presented giant diffuse cellulitis-like plaques on the right lower limb and the pelvis and a reduction of her general condition with fever. Light microscopy studies revealed combined features of reactive angioendotheliomatosis, diffuse dermal angiomatosis and reactive intralymphatic histiocytosis. A small arteriovenous fistula of the right lower leg was thought to act as trigger. Systemic corticosteroids resulted in the clinical remission of the skin lesions. Our observation provides strong evidence that reactive angioendotheliomatosis, diffuse dermal angiomatosis and reactive intralymphatic histiocytosis, previously regarded as distinct forms of CRA, may show overlapping histopathological features and most likely represent facets of the same disease.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Corti, Michela AngelaMaria; Borradori, Luca and Beltraminelli, Helmut

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1018-8665

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Schenk

Date Deposited:

13 Jun 2014 14:05

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2015 11:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000353926

PubMed ID:

24107746

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.45456

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45456

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