"Blueberry muffin" rash and large right thigh mass: a unique presentation of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Academic Article Case Study uri icon


  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a clonal proliferation of bone marrow derived antigen-presenting cells that can involve a spectrum of cutaneous findings, with or without internal organ involvement. Neonatal LCH almost always presents with skin findings, usually petechial papules and/or erosions in a seborrheic distribution, with or without extracutaneous involvement. Previously described as varying entities, LCH is now considered a single disease process demonstrating a spectrum of clinical findings. We report a unique case of neonatal LCH presenting with a "blueberry muffin" rash in conjunction with a large soft tissue tumor.

publication date

  • June 2013