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Clinical dermatology •Concise report
Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis and arthritis revealing oesophageal carcinoma
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
© 2013 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 38, Issue 5, pages 501–503, July 2013
How to Cite
Moyano Almagro, B., López Navarro, N., Contreras Steyls, M., Gallego Dominguez, E., Herrera Acosta, E. and Herrera Ceballos, E. (2013), Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis and arthritis revealing oesophageal carcinoma. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38: 501–503. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2012.04458.x
- Issue published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Accepted for publication 23 April 2012
Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis and arthritis (IGDA) is an uncommon clinicopathological condition that may occur in association with a number of systemic disorders. We present a novel case of IGDA in association with oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). A 67-year-old man with a 3-month history of arthritis presented with several erythematous indurated plaques on his lateral trunk and arms. An oesophagogastroduodenoscopy showed an irregular mass 20 mm in size in the proximal third of the oesophagus, and on histopathological examination of a biopsy, the mass was identified as a poorly differentiated SCC. Histopathological examination of a skin biopsy found features consistent with interstitial granulomatous dermatitis. The combination of clinicopathological correlation and laboratory findings led to the diagnosis of IGDA. This association has not been previously described, to our knowledge.