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Katina M.A., Lesnichaya O.V.
The case of cutaneous pseudolymphoma (cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia) against the background of untreated scabies
Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus

Vestnik VGMU. 2018;17(3):76-83.

The article presents the definition and classification of cutaneous pseudolymphoma, the attention is paid to the principles of differential diagnosis of cutaneous lymphoma using immunohistochemical, clinical-histological, molecular-genetic methods of diagnosing. In some cases, additional instrumental and laboratory studies are needed to assess the general status of the patient. There is also the review of possible exogenous causes, clinical manifestations and methods of cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia treatment. A clinical case of cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia with typical histological features against the background of untreated scabies is described. Clinical manifestations of the disease were the grouped symmetrical nodular lesions with a smooth surface without scaling in axillar regions, accompanied by moderate itching. A primary diagnosis made was «prurigo». On a detailed history taking and physical examination, small papules in the places of typical for scabies localization accompanied by the universal itching of the skin were observed. Typical histological findings confirming the cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia caused by anthropoid infection were the following: intact epidermis, Grens zone, polymorphic diffuse lymphocytic infiltrate with plasmatic cells and numerous eosinophils.
Key words: pseudolymphoma, cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia, scabies, cutaneous lymphoma.


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Information about authors:
Katina M.A. – Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor of the Chair of Dermatovenerology, Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University;
Lesnichaya O.V. – Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor of the Chair of Pathologic Anatomy with the course of Forensic Medicine, Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University.

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