A 68‐year‐old male with a myclodysplastic syndrome developed a bulla on his right thigh. A skin biopsy revealed a subepider‐mal cleavage containing fibrin and a mononuclear cell infiltrate exhibiting prominent erylhrophagocytosis. Erythrophagocytosis by mononuclear cells was present, to a lesser extent, throughout the dermis and in the subcutis. Immunoperoxidase studies with anti‐lysozyme and anli‐alpha‐1‐chymotrysin confirmed the histiocytic nature of the phagocytic cells. Only a few prior reports of cutaneous erythrophagocytosis exist in the literature. In contrast to the generally grave clinical manifestations of the patients described in previous publications documenting erythrophagocytosis, this patient lacked a concomitant hematologic deterioration or serious systemic illness.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Cutaneous Pathology|
|State||Published - Nov 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine