Pseudogaucher cells in cutaneous Mycobacterium avium intracellulare infection: Report of a case

Hirshel Kahn, Robert G. Phelps

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Abstract

We report on a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus, and with cutaneous Mycobacterium avium intracellulare, in whom many cells with abundant reticulated cytoplasm resembling the characteristic cells of Gauchers disease ('pseudogaucher cells') were noted within the dermal infiltrate on biopsy. Although pseudogaucher cells have been reported in association with M. avium intracellulare infection in extracutaneous sites, this is, to our knowledge, the first report of cutaneous pseudogaucher cells in the skin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Mycobacterium avium intracellulare
  • Pseudogaucher cells

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