angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia

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an·gi·o·lym·phoid hy·per·pla·si·a with e·o·sin·o·phil·i·a

solitary or multiple small benign cutaneous erythematous nodules, occurring mainly on the head and neck in young adults, characterized by dermal proliferation of blood vessels with vacuolated histiocytoid endothelial cells and with a varied infiltrate of eosinophils, lymphocytes which may form follicles, and histiocytes.
Synonym(s): Kimura disease
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angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia

An uncommon idiopathic condition with some features of Kimura disease, which presents in adults as one or more red-blue papules, plaques, or nodules in the head and neck, less commonly in the hands, shoulders, and elsewhere. It is unknown whether it is neoplastic or reactive.
Prognosis ALHE is clinically benign but persistent and treatment is refractory.
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Tetsuji, 20th century Japanese pathologist.
Kimura disease - solitary or multiple small benign cutaneous erythematous nodules. Synonym(s): angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia
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A Long-Term Follow-up of Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia Treated by Corticosteroids: When a Traditional Therapy is Still Up-to-Date.
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia that was possibly induced by vaccination in a child.
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (AHE) has been known by a variety of different names, such as epithelioid hemangioma, pseudopyogenic granuloma, inflammatory angiomatous nodule, papular angioplasia, subcutaneous angioblastic lymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia and lymphofolliculosis, intravenous atypical vascular proliferation and histiocytoid hemangioma.
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Although other names have been given to ALHE/EH, such as histiocytoid hemangioma, angiomatous nodule, pseudopyogenic granuloma, and inflammatory angiomatous nodule, (3,4) angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia and epithelioid hemangioma remain the current unanimously accepted terms for this entity.
Severe atherosclerosis of the aorta and development of peripheral T-cell lymphoma in an adolescent with angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. Br J Dermatol.
(5.) Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia may respond to pentoxifylline.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for human herpes virus 8 and heteroduplex PCR for clonality assessment in angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia and Kimura's disease.
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a benign but potentially disfiguring vascular lesion.
Kimura's disease: Involvement of regional lymph nodes and distinction from angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. Am J Surg Pathol 1988;12:843-54.