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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3181837952
Extraordinary Case Report

Cutaneous Toxoplasmosis Histologically Mimicking Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Vidal, Claudia I MD, PhD*; Pollack, Margaret MD‡; Uliasz, Annemarie MD†; Toro, Gustavo del MD‡; Emanuel, Patrick O MD*

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The dermatology service is frequently consulted to assess cutaneous eruptions after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We describe a case of cutaneous toxoplasmosis in a stem cell transplant patient where toxoplasmosis trophozoites elicited a reaction pattern mimicking an interface dermatitis. At first blush, these findings may be misinterpreted as either a reaction to a drug or graft-versus-host disease. We hope that this case will prove helpful for dermatopathologists in asserting the correct diagnosis of cutaneous toxoplasmosis-if left untreated or treated incorrectly, this disease has a dismal prognosis.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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