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Pink pigtail in a skin biopsy: What is your diagnosis?

  • Author(s): Reinig, Erica F
  • Albertson, Dan
  • Sarma, Deba P
  • et al.
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Unknown: Pink pigtail in a skin biopsy: What is your diagnosis?
Erica F Reinig BS, Dan Albertson MD, Deba P Sarma MD
Dermatology Online Journal 17 (1): 12

Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. debasarma@creighton.edu


Figure 1 Figure 2

A 63-year-old man undergoing treatment for immunoproliferative disease was suspected of having a pruritic drug eruption. Subsequent skin biopsy revealed three intracorneal pink, refractile pigtail-like structures, one attached to the stratum corneum and the other two free in a cavity (Figures 1 and 2).

What is the diagnosis?




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