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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 407-409

Purely cutaneous Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as an ulcer on the chin in an elderly man successfully treated with thalidomide

Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Radhakrishnan Subramaniyan
Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore - 560 007, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.169743

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare, clonal proliferative disorder of Langerhans' cells of unknown etiology. Although the clinical presentation and therapeutic approach to the disease in children have been well established; limited data is available about the disease in adults. Purely cutaneous involvement of LCH in a man older than 70 years has rarely been described. Herein we report the case of a 71-year-old man with cutaneous LCH confined to the perioral region, scalp, and flexures successfully treated with thalidomide.

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