Skip Navigation LinksHome > April 2006 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 > Cutaneous Plasmacytosis: A Report of Five Cases with Immunoh...
Text sizing:
American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/
Original Articles

Cutaneous Plasmacytosis: A Report of Five Cases with Immunohistochemical Evaluation for HHV-8 Expression

Jayaraman, Anu G. MD*; Cesca, Christine MD*; Kohler, Sabine MD* †

Collapse Box


Cutaneous plasmacytosis is a rare disorder that typically affects middle-aged to older individuals of Asian, particularly Japanese, descent. Clinically, it is characterized by multiple asymptomatic red-brown plaques and nodules on the trunk. Lymphadenopathy and hypergammaglobulinemia may be present. Histologically, the lesions show a moderately dense superficial and deep perivascular infiltrate composed predominantly of mature plasma cells without atypia or light chain restriction. We report our experience with five additional cases, including results of immunohistochemical studies for human herpes virus 8.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.