Childhood cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia following feline scratches

Pediatr Dermatol. May-Jun 2010;27(3):294-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01142.x.

Abstract

Cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia or pseudolymphoma is a usually benign inflammatory response that mimics lymphoma. Stimulation from foreign antigens introduced into the skin can induce this response. Scratches from pets are an effective mode of transmitting infections and inoculating foreign antigens into the skin. We report an unusual case of a child where cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia presented as subcutaneous nodules at sites scratched by a pet cat.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination / therapeutic use
  • Animals
  • Antigens / adverse effects
  • Azithromycin / therapeutic use
  • Cats*
  • Child
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use
  • Naphthalenes / therapeutic use
  • Pseudolymphoma / diagnosis
  • Pseudolymphoma / drug therapy
  • Pseudolymphoma / etiology*
  • Pseudolymphoma / pathology
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases / drug therapy
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*
  • Skin Diseases / pathology
  • Terbinafine

Substances

  • Antigens
  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Naphthalenes
  • Itraconazole
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination
  • Azithromycin
  • Terbinafine