Systemic elastolytic granulomatosis with cutaneous, ocular, lymph nodal, and intestinal involvement: Spectrum of annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma and sarcoidosis

Nobuyuki Kurose, Hidemi Nakagawa, Ken Iozumi, Toshitatu Nogita, Masutaka Furue, Yasumasa Ishibashi

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Abstract

A 15-year-old Japanese girl had widespread annular serpiginous erythematous plaques, bilateral granulomatous uveitis, bloody diarrhea, and seronegative arthralgia. She also had anemia and leukopenia. The histopathologic findings were compatible with those of annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma. Elastolytic granulomas were also found in the cervical lymph nodes, terminal ileum, parietal peritoneum, and mesentery. Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, hypercalcemia, and an increased level of angiotensin converting enzyme were not observed throughout the clinical course. To the best of our knowledge, systemic elastolytic granulomatosis has not been previously described in annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma or sarcoidosis. This case may represent a type of granulomatosis in the broad spectrum of annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma and sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-363
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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