Article first published online: 20 MAR 2008
Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 152–154, June 1991
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Revert, A., Jordá, E., Ramón, D., Verdeguer, J. M., Torres, V. and Pitarch, A. (1991), Xanthelasmoid Mastocytosis. Pediatric Dermatology, 8: 152–154. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1991.tb00307.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 20 MAR 2008
Abstract: An 8-year-old girl had small, papular vulval lesions for six years; the lesions were yellowish with numerous surface depressions. Symptoms due to the action of mastocyte mediators were observed. A biopsy specimen showed a dense monomorphous infiltrate of the deep dermis by rounded cells with granular cytoplasm and a round or oval central nucleus. The morphology of the lesions and red-purple metachromatic staining led to the diagnosis of xanthelasmoid mastocytosis. Symptoms were controlled with hydroxyzine. Annual follow-up has shown no evidence of systemic involvement to date. Surgery should be contemplated as a future therapeutic option, in view of the location of the lesions.