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Coalescing nodules on the trunk of an infant: juvenile xanthogranuloma ‘en plaque’

  • Author(s): Hau, Jennifer T
  • Langevin, Kathy
  • et al.
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Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a benign, non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis, which commonly manifests as a solitary papule or nodule in infants and young children. However, other less common clinical presentations have been reported including clustered, agminated or plaque-like. It is important to recognize these variants, as diagnosis is often clinical. We highlight a case of juvenile xanthogranuloma presenting as nodules on the trunk of an infant that gradually coalesced to form a larger plaque.

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