Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Case Reports
. 2008 Jul;29(4):311-3.
doi: 10.1007/s00292-008-1006-2.

[Mast Cell-Rich Aluminium Granuloma]

[Article in German]
Case Reports

[Mast Cell-Rich Aluminium Granuloma]

[Article in German]
T Hansen et al. Pathologe. .


Persistent subcutaneous nodules arise at the injection sites of aluminium hydroxide-absorbed hyposensitization solutions. We present a hitherto unreported phenomenon in aluminium granuloma. Two years after specific immunotherapy, a patient suffered increasingly from urticaria. Besides inflammatory infiltrates surrounding necrotic areas, microscopy of the specimen revealed numerous mast cells surrounding the necrotic tissue areas. The histological phenomenon of increased mast cell populations in aluminium granuloma might reflect the association with urticaria, which is probably more frequent than previously reported.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 1 article


    1. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2004 Aug-Sep;131(8-9):769-72 - PubMed
    1. Allergy. 1982 Nov;37(8):553-62 - PubMed
    1. Am J Surg Pathol. 1993 May;17(5):516-24 - PubMed
    1. Histopathology. 2006 Jan;48(2):182-8 - PubMed
    1. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Apr;52(4):623-9 - PubMed


LinkOut - more resources