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Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303338
  • Images in paediatrics

Giant congenital juvenile xanthogranuloma

  1. Iria Neri3
  1. 1Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Division of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  2. 2Department of Sciences for Woman and Child's Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  3. 3Department of Internal Medicine, Aging and Nephrological Diseases, Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Massimiliano Galeone, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Division of Dermatology, University of Florence, Piazza Indipendenza, 11, Florence 50129, Italy; massimiliano.galeone{at}gmail.com
  • Received 4 November 2012
  • Revised 4 November 2012
  • Accepted 19 November 2012
  • Published Online First 12 December 2012

Case report

A 1-month-old otherwise healthy girl was referred to our clinic for evaluation of a congenital asymptomatic lesion on the face. Upon physical exam, a firm, sharply marginated, infiltrative, yellowish plaque measuring 6×4 cms with peau d'orange surface was evident on the right mandibular region (figure 1). A 4 mm punch biopsy was performed and histological exam revealed a diffuse infiltrate of non-foamy mononuclear histiocytes with scattered eosinophils within the …

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