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February 1998

Cutaneous Malacoplakia in a Patient With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(2):244-245. doi:

Malacoplakia is an uncommon, benign but chronic granulomatous disease of unknown origin.13 It most frequently occurs in patients who are immunocompromised. The genitourinary tract is involved in the majority of cases.2 Cutaneous lesions are rare; only 33 cases have been reported.1 Ours is the first reported case of cutaneous malacoplakia in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. One case of malacoplakia associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection has been reported, but the disease was confined to the lungs.4

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