Image 1-Scaly papular rash on upper trunk.

Image 2 -Low power magnification showing a lichenoid infiltrate of Langherhans cells effacing the dermal-epidermal junction.

Image 3 -Higher power magnification showing epidermal and dermal involvement.

Image 4-Diffuse replacement of the epidermis is noted with some of the atypical cells approaching the size of the adjacent keratinocytes.

Image 5-Considerable pleomorphism is noted with some of the cells having a reniform or kidney-bean shape.

Image 6-Occasional mitotic figures are identified.

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Case Study

This is a 3 1/2 month old boy with a one month history of a scaly papular rash on the scalp and trunk.

Last Updated July 29, 2005

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