Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma

The distribution of lesions suggests trauma as playing an etiologic role.


Multiple, dull, red papules, 2-15 mm. on the dorsa of the hands or the legs of a woman in her 50's or 60's is characteristic. The lesion may also present as grouped vascular lesions on the extremities.


The process is benign and spontaneous resolution has occurred.


70-year-old woman with a 5-year history of multiple violaceous papules on the thigh and calf. Lesions were asymptomatic. Dermatology Online Journal 20(5)

77-year-old woman with a 5-year history of multiple red/brown papules on the legs. J Dermatol Case Rep. 2016 Dec 31; 10(4): 58–61


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