Juvenile xanthogranuloma of the proximal nail fold

Bianca Maria Piraccini, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Matilde Iorizzo, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

An 18-month-old Caucasian boy presented with a firm 0.5 mm nodule, pink-red in color, with a yellow hue and some telangiectases on the surface, localized on the right thumbnail. The nodule involved all of the proximal nail fold and covered the proximal third of the nail. Pathology showed a dense dermal infiltrate of histiocytes, some of which had foamy nuclei, and multinucleated Touton giant cells. The lesion progressively decreased in size and had completely disappeared after 3 years. Periodic follow-up was important not only to monitor evolution of the juvenile xanthogranuloma, but also to avoid excessive growth of the lesion with possible definitive nail matrix damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-308
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Juvenile Xanthogranuloma
Nails
Telangiectasis
Histiocytes
Giant Cells
Color
Pathology
Skin
Growth

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  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Juvenile xanthogranuloma of the proximal nail fold. / Piraccini, Bianca Maria; Fanti, Pier Alessandro; Iorizzo, Matilde; Tosti, Antonella.

In: Pediatric Dermatology, Vol. 20, No. 4, 01.07.2003, p. 307-308.

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Piraccini, Bianca Maria ; Fanti, Pier Alessandro ; Iorizzo, Matilde ; Tosti, Antonella. / Juvenile xanthogranuloma of the proximal nail fold. In: Pediatric Dermatology. 2003 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 307-308.
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