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Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Induced by Imatinib-Treatment

Amir S. Yazdi, MD; Gisela Metzler, MD; Susanne Weyrauch, MD; Mark Berneburg, MD; Michael Bitzer, MD; Hans-Konrad Müller-Hermelink, MD; Martin Röcken, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(9):1209-1226. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.9.1222.
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Histologic images demonstrating large blastic B cells surrounding the necrosis under hematoxylin-eosin (A) (original magnification ×20) and CD20 stain (B) (original magnification ×200).

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Radiologic images. A, Computed tomographic scan showing multiple large pulmonary tumors. B and C, Chest radiographs taken during imatinib therapy (B) and after discontinuation of imatinib treatment (C).

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