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A Variant of AESOP Syndrome (Adenopathy and Extensive Skin Patch Overlying a Plasmacytoma) in a Malignant Blue-Cell Tumor

Chong Wee Foo, MD; Scott R. Florell, MD; Marta J. Petersen, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(12):1431-1432. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.2858.
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Correspondence: Dr Foo, Department of Dermatology, University of Utah, 4A330 School of Medicine, 30 N 1900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 (chong.foo@hsc.utah.edu).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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Figure 1. Sharply demarcated, indurated, erythematous plaque on the bilateral breasts and chest.

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Figure 2. Dermal proliferation of vascular structures (CD34+) with pleomorphic and multinucleated histiocytes (CD68+) and myofibroblasts.




September 1, 2013
Franco Rongioletti, MD; Alfredo Rebora, MD
1Section of Dermatology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(9):1117-1118. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4763.
September 1, 2013
Chong Wee Foo, MD; Scott R. Florell, MD; Marta J. Petersen, MD
1Department of Dermatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(9):1118. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4776.
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