Indeterminate cell histiocytosis in a Chinese patient with progressive and extensive nodular lesions and mixed indeterminate cell and macrophage-monocyte lineage

Qiping Chen, Joyce S.S. Lee, Michelle W. Liang, Michelle M.F. Chan, Ramón M. Pujol, Luis Requena, Suat Hoon Tan

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Abstract

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd Indeterminate cell histiocytosis (ICH) is an extremely rare cutaneous neoplastic disorder. It has the immunophenotypic features of both Langerhans and non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis. We report here a case of a healthy young Chinese woman who presented with disfiguring, thick, infiltrated cutaneous nodules on the face, trunk and extremities which appeared progressively over a period of 4 years. No systemic involvement has been detected so far. Results of a skin biopsy showed diffuse dermal infiltration of histiocytoid cells with indented nuclei and positive staining for S100 and CD1a and negativity for CD207 (langerin). Admixed within were some CD68-positive foamy histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells with focal expression of CD163. Although the clinical presentation is more typical of progressive nodular histiocytosis, the histology and immunoprofile is consistent with ICH. Our report adds to the limited case reports in the current literature of ICH in the Chinese population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-433
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Pathology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • histiocytosis
  • indeterminate cell histiocytosis

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