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Follicle and Sebaceous Gland Multinucleated Cells in Measles

Magdaleno-Tapial, Jorge, MD; Valenzuela-Oñate, Cristian, MD; Giacaman-von der Weth, Macarena, MD; Ferrer-Guillén, Blanca, MD; García-Legaz Martínez, Marta, MD; Martínez-Domenech, Álvaro, MD; Hernández-Bel, Pablo, PhD; Alegre-de Miquel, Víctor, PhD

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: April 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 4 - p 289–292
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000001278
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Abstract: We report the case of a 32-year-old man with measles in which skin biopsy helped to establish a definitive diagnosis. Follicular involvement is a common histopathologic feature of measles. Multinucleated epidermal and follicular cells are distinctive findings.

Department of Dermatology, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Correspondence: Jorge Magdaleno-Tapial, MD, Department of Dermatology, Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Avenida Tres Creus, 2, 46014 Valencia, Spain (e-mail:

J. Magdaleno-Tapial wrote most of the original draft of the paper. C. Valenzuela-Oñate, M. Giacaman-von der Weth, and B. Ferrer-Guillén have participated in writing the paper. M. García-Legaz Martínez and P. Hernández-Bel have followed the patient. V. Alegre-de Miquel and Á. Martínez-Domenech have performed the histological study of the samples. V. Alegre-de Miquel has followed the patient and has reviewed the pertinent raw data on which conclusions of this study are based. All authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript submitted.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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