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CD30-positive T-cell-rich pseudolymphoma induced by gold acupuncture

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  • K.J. Kim,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea
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  • M.W. Lee,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea
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  • J.H. Choi,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea
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  • K.J. Sung,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea
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  • K.C. Moon,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea
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  • J.K. Koh

    1. Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea
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Mi Woo Lee.
E-mail: kimkj20@dreamwiz.com

Abstract

Summary Cases of pseudolymphoma induced by intradermal gold injection or gold piercing have previously been described. Most of these cases showed the histopathological finding of B-lymphocyte predominant lymphocytoma cutis. We describe a patient with gold acupuncture-induced T-cell-rich pseudolymphoma. Some T cells showed positive staining with CD30. The lesions responded to an intralesional injection of triamcinolone acetonide.

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