Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-

Generalized eruptive histiocytosis in a child: A rare entity


Chinmay Kar, Rabindranath Biswas, Sabyasachi Banerjee, Prodip Sarkar, Kaushik Shome, Kapil Dev Das 
 Department of Dermatology, Malda Medical College and Hospital, Malda, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Chinmay Kar
Department of Dermatology, Malda Medical College and Hospital, Malda, West Bengal
India




How to cite this article:
Kar C, Biswas R, Banerjee S, Sarkar P, Shome K, Das KD. Generalized eruptive histiocytosis in a child: A rare entity.Indian J Dermatopathol Diagn Dermatol 2019;6:65-65


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Kar C, Biswas R, Banerjee S, Sarkar P, Shome K, Das KD. Generalized eruptive histiocytosis in a child: A rare entity. Indian J Dermatopathol Diagn Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 18 ];6:65-65
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Sir,

We are extremely sorry for forgetting to mention the immune status of the patient. Although generalized eruptive histiocytosis (GEH) is a benign, rare, self-healing course of non-Langerhans cell lineage, some neoplastic diseases have been reported as association with this disorder. The neoplasms are mainly hematologic disorders of myeloid lineage such as acute monocytic leukemia or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.[1],[2],[3] No such data is available about GEH in a sero-positive patient after exhaustive Google search. Our patient was asymptomatic. There was no sign and symptom of immunodeficiency. HIV status of our patient was non-reactive. Blood sample was taken from every patient before doing biopsy as a protocol of our institution. Hence, our patient had generalized eruptive histiocytosis without any hematological malignancy or other immunodeficiency disorder. Thank you sir for your clarification.

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