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Cutaneous Verrucous Xanthoma in a Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

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  • Alan S. Boyd M.D.,

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    1. Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
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  • David Roffwarg M.D.

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
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Address correspondence to Alan S. Boyd, M.D., 719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300, Nashville, TN 37204, or e-mail: alan.boyd@vanderbilt.edu.

Abstract

Verrucous xanthomas (VXs) typically arise on the oral mucosa but have been reported on glabrous skin in patients with graft-versus-host disease or recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). The inciting cause of these tumors is unclear but may result from cutaneous inflammation and trauma. We describe a patient with RDEB who had previously undergone a bone marrow transplant for her condition and subsequently developed an VX on her neck.

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