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Zosteriform Lesions in an Elderly Man-Look Beyond Herpes Zoster.

Raveendra L, Pemmanda B, Subramanya A, Nagaraju U - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Sep-Oct)

Bottom Line: Cutaneous metastasis in a zosteriform pattern is a very rare entity being reported only in 63 patients worldwide.Cutaneous metastases usually presents late in the course of the disease or sometimes after the treatment of the primary when it indicates recurrence of a treated malignancy.We report a case of zosteriform cutaneous metastases masquerading as lymphangioma without prior presentation of the primary malignancy.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Kambipura, Kengeri Hobli, Mysore Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous metastasis in a zosteriform pattern is a very rare entity being reported only in 63 patients worldwide. Cutaneous metastases usually presents late in the course of the disease or sometimes after the treatment of the primary when it indicates recurrence of a treated malignancy. We report a case of zosteriform cutaneous metastases masquerading as lymphangioma without prior presentation of the primary malignancy.

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Ill-defined erythematous and indurated plaque studded with grouped papulovesicular lesions
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Figure 1: Ill-defined erythematous and indurated plaque studded with grouped papulovesicular lesions

Mentions: On examination, bilateral cervical, submandibular and supraclavicular lymph nodes were enlarged, tender and firm to hard in consistency. On cutaneous examination, a large ill-defined tender, erythematous and indurated plaque studded with grouped papulovesicular lesions resembling a bunch of grapes varying in size from 0.5 × 1 to 5 × 3 cm was present in a zosteriform fashion extending from the neck to the upper chest including the shoulder on the right side in C3, C4 and C5 dermatomes [Figures 1 and 2]. Few discrete vesicles on an erythematous base were present on right side of neck and right infra-axillary area. A single firm to hard tender subcutaneous nodule measuring 2 × 3 cms was present on the right upper back.


Zosteriform Lesions in an Elderly Man-Look Beyond Herpes Zoster.

Raveendra L, Pemmanda B, Subramanya A, Nagaraju U - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Sep-Oct)

Ill-defined erythematous and indurated plaque studded with grouped papulovesicular lesions
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Ill-defined erythematous and indurated plaque studded with grouped papulovesicular lesions
Mentions: On examination, bilateral cervical, submandibular and supraclavicular lymph nodes were enlarged, tender and firm to hard in consistency. On cutaneous examination, a large ill-defined tender, erythematous and indurated plaque studded with grouped papulovesicular lesions resembling a bunch of grapes varying in size from 0.5 × 1 to 5 × 3 cm was present in a zosteriform fashion extending from the neck to the upper chest including the shoulder on the right side in C3, C4 and C5 dermatomes [Figures 1 and 2]. Few discrete vesicles on an erythematous base were present on right side of neck and right infra-axillary area. A single firm to hard tender subcutaneous nodule measuring 2 × 3 cms was present on the right upper back.

Bottom Line: Cutaneous metastasis in a zosteriform pattern is a very rare entity being reported only in 63 patients worldwide.Cutaneous metastases usually presents late in the course of the disease or sometimes after the treatment of the primary when it indicates recurrence of a treated malignancy.We report a case of zosteriform cutaneous metastases masquerading as lymphangioma without prior presentation of the primary malignancy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Kambipura, Kengeri Hobli, Mysore Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous metastasis in a zosteriform pattern is a very rare entity being reported only in 63 patients worldwide. Cutaneous metastases usually presents late in the course of the disease or sometimes after the treatment of the primary when it indicates recurrence of a treated malignancy. We report a case of zosteriform cutaneous metastases masquerading as lymphangioma without prior presentation of the primary malignancy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus