Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 792--795

Adult-onset asthma with periocular xanthogranuloma (AAPOX), a variant of periorbital xanthogranulomatous disease: An uncommon entity


Kananbala Sahu1, Madhusmita Sethy2, Chandra Sekhar Sirka1, Arpita Nibedita Rout1 
1 Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Kananbala Sahu
Department of Dermatology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India

Adult orbital xanthogranulomatous disease (AOXGD) is a rare granulomatous disorder. Adult-onset asthma with periocular xanthogranuloma (AAPOX) which is a subtype of AOXGD is very rare and a realtively unknown entity among dermatologists. Very few cases had been reported in literature. Clinically recurrent periorbital swelling and its location may mimic other dermatological conditions like sarcoidosis, necrobiotic xanthogranuloma, dermatomyositis, and rarely amyloidosis. Herein we report a female with recurrent periorbital swelling with brownish yellow papulonodular lesions on periorbital area with adult-onset asthma. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry proved the diagnosis. She was started with systemic methylprednisolone and methotrexate and improved significantly after 4 months. We report this case because of its rarity and to create awareness among dermatologists about this uncommon entity.


How to cite this article:
Sahu K, Sethy M, Sirka CS, Rout AN. Adult-onset asthma with periocular xanthogranuloma (AAPOX), a variant of periorbital xanthogranulomatous disease: An uncommon entity.Indian Dermatol Online J 2020;11:792-795


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Sahu K, Sethy M, Sirka CS, Rout AN. Adult-onset asthma with periocular xanthogranuloma (AAPOX), a variant of periorbital xanthogranulomatous disease: An uncommon entity. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];11:792-795
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