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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.1-3 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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