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Balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis: case report with ultrastructural study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Dermato Venereologica
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Publisher
Acta Dermato-Venereologica
Publication Date
Volume
62
Issue
4
Pages
352–356
Identifiers
PMID: 6183876
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

A typical case of balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis is described in a 74-year-old man. Electron microscopy revealed a dense infiltrate composed mainly of plasma cells and macrophages; the former showed considerable rough endoplasmic reticulum and phagolysosomes, while the latter contained variable amounts of sideromes. A few mast cells, eosinophils and extravasated erythrocytes were also present. Connective tissue was scarce; no elastic fibres and viral particles were seen.

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