Violaceous nodules in an HIV-positive man

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Abstract

Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and aggressive malignancy associated with immunosuppression and the oncogenic effects of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). We present an HIV-positive man with PBL that presented as ulcers and violaceous exophytic nodules on the legs. The clinical features, histologic appearance, and differential diagnosis of this malignancy are briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10
JournalDermatology online journal
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Hematologic malignancy
  • Plasmablastic lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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