Clinicopathological and ultrastructural study of multiple lobular capillary hemangioma after scalding

Dermatology. 2006;213(1):34-6. doi: 10.1159/000092835.


We herein report 2 cases of multiple lobular capillary hemangiomas after scalding. The patients exhibited papules and nodules on the scalded areas after healing. Histopathological examination of the lesions showed capillary proliferation in the upper dermis with edematous stroma containing inflammatory infiltrates predominantly composed of neutrophils. Biopsy tissue and secretion specimens from lesions of case 1 were cultured for bacteria, and both grew Enterobacter cloacae. Ultrastructural examination revealed features typical of a lobular capillary hemangioma and viral inclusion bodies in the epidermis of case 1. Multiple lobular capillary hemangiomas after scalding are rarely reported. Trauma may play an important role in the development of this rare condition. Accumulation of similar cases and its precise observation is needed to confirm the associations and to establish an etiological link between the disease and the pathogens.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Burns / complications*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / pathology*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male