A Case of Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia Treated with Combination Therapy of Topical and Intralesional Corticosteroids

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Olga Marushchak
Nehal Shah
Mark Jacobson
Adriana Ros


angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia, topical clobetasol solution, intralesional triamcinolone


Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia is an uncommon, benign vasoproliferative disorder that can present with single or multiple pink to red-brown dome shaped papules, predominantly on the head and neck. The most common reported symptoms include, but are not limited to, pruritus, bleeding and pain. Currently, there is no definitive treatment for this condition, with numerous therapeutic modalities described in the literature. The most effective and commonly used treatment is excision but can be more invasive and still has a high failure rate (40.3%). Despite the high failure rates associated with topical, systemic and Intralesional corticosteroids, we were able to show significant improvement with the combination of topical and Intralesional corticosteroids. This form of therapy is considerably cheaper and non-invasive compared to alternative therapies. Given the high recurrence and lack of definitive treatments, more research is needed for a better understanding of pathophysiology and identification of effective therapies. 


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