Juvenile Xanthogranuloma Associated with Contralateral Lymphadenopathy


Sandra Kirke, M.R.C.P.I., c/o Department of Dermatology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4LP, United Kingdom, or e-mail: kirkesandra@hotmail.com.


Abstract:  Juvenile xanthogranuloma is an uncommon, benign histiocytic condition, primarily affecting children less than 1 year of age. Although usually only cutaneous lesions are found, systemic manifestations of the disease have been reported. We present a child with juvenile xanthogranuloma of the right cheek associated with contralateral cervical lymph node histiocytic infiltration.