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Author Khelifa-Hamdani, Elhem ♦ Touati-Serraj, Monia ♦ Perriard, Jacqueline ♦ Chavaz, Pierre ♦ Saurat, Jean-Hilaire ♦ Kaya, Gürkan
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cells ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Bacterial Infections and Mycoses ♦ Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases ♦ Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms ♦ Diseases ♦ Organic Chemicals ♦ Chemical Actions and Uses ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Persons ♦ Persons
Subject Keyword Discipline Pathology ♦ Discipline Dermatology ♦ Amoxicillin-potassium Clavulanate Combination ♦ Adverse Effects ♦ Anti-bacterial Agents ♦ Drug Eruptions ♦ Etiology ♦ Giant Cells ♦ Pathology ♦ Lichenoid Eruptions ♦ Chemically Induced ♦ Adult ♦ Erysipelas ♦ Drug Therapy ♦ Humans ♦ Male ♦ Syndrome ♦ Case Reports ♦ Journal Article
Abstract Giant cell lichenoid dermatitis is a recently described pathological entity, which can be seen as an unusual lichenoid drug eruption, a manifestation of sarcoidosis or within herpes zoster scars. Histopathological findings include focal vacuolar alteration of the basal layer with cytoid bodies, dermal and intraepidermal multinucleated giant cells and a mixed chronic inflammatory infiltrate with a lichenoid pattern consisting of lymphocytes, histiocytes, eosinophils and plasma cells. Here, we report a giant cell lichenoid dermatitis in a 41-year-old male patient who developed, 3 days after intravenous treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for erysipelas of the left leg, a clinical picture suggesting a baboon syndrome characterized by an erythematous and pruritic eruption on the axillary, inguinal and popliteal areas and the anterior side of elbows. This is the first reported case of giant cell lichenoid dermatitis in a patient with baboon syndrome.
Description Country affiliation: Switzerland
Author Affiliation: Khelifa-Hamdani E ( Department of Dermatology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.)
ISSN 03036987
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Case study ♦ Article
Publisher Date 2008-10-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 16000560
Journal Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Volume Number 35
Issue Number Suppl 1


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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus