Korean J Dermatol.  2001 May;39(5):597-599.

A Case of Acantholytic Acanthoma

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. kbmyung@mm.ewha.ac.kr

Abstract

Acantholytic acanthoma is a benign tumor of epidermal keratinocytes. It presents as a solitary asymptomatic papule in which acantholysis is a histologic hallmark. Its histologic finding is so much similar to those of other acantholytic dermatoses such as Hailey-Hailey disease and pemphigus vulgaris. But the clinical features including the solitarity and asymptomaticity do not fit into any specific acantholytic dermatoses. We describe a 49-year-old female patient with this peculiar benign tumor on her calf.

Keyword

Acantholytic acanthoma; Solitary; Acantholysis

MeSH Terms

Acantholysis
Acanthoma*
Female
Humans
Keratinocytes
Middle Aged
Pemphigus
Pemphigus, Benign Familial
Skin Diseases
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