Author(s): Child FJ, Fuller LC, Salisbury J, Higgins EM
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Abstract We report a patient with purely cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) who presented with a solitary, asymptomatic plaque on the back of her left thigh, with characteristic, large histiocytoid cells exhibiting emperipolesis histologically. Cutaneous lesions occur in 27\% of patients with lymph node involvement in RDD however purely cutaneous disease has only been reported on 18 previous occasions. The aetiology is unknown, although it is though to be a reactive disorder rather than neoplastic, possibly an immunological response to an infectious agent.
This article was published in Clin Exp Dermatol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports