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Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance and Incidentally Identified Cutaneous Monotypic Plasma Cell Infiltrates in the Absence of Specific Skin Lesions

Michael Murphy, MD; Arni Kristjansson, MD; Zendee Elaba, MD; Diana Rozenski, BS
Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(2):204-206. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.387.
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The present case highlights the nosologic complexity of monoclonal gammopathy (MG) associated with monotypic plasma cellular infiltrates in the absence of specific clinical skin lesions or systemic involvement.

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Histopathologic, immunohistochemical, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) findings and electrophoresis densitometric tracing. A and B, Basal cell carcinoma reexcision specimens showing a dermal and subcutaneous perivascular and interstitial predominantly mature plasma cell infiltrate (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnifications ×40 and ×200, respectively). By immunohistochemical analysis, a kappa (C) to lambda (D) ratio higher than 10:1 is indicative of light chain restriction (original magnification ×200). E, Monoclonal IgH receptor gene rearrangement is detected in the skin by PCR (bp indicates base pair; M, marker; P, patient; −, negative control; and +, positive control). F, Serum protein electrophoresis with densitometric tracing showing the presence of an M protein with a characteristic spike in the γ-globulin region.

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