Dermatology Online Journal
Coalescing nodules on the trunk of an infant: juvenile xanthogranuloma ‘en plaque’
- Author(s): Hau, Jennifer T
- Langevin, Kathy
- et al.
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.