Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm in a young patient

Jeffrey N. Li, David Harker, Travis Vandergriff, Arturo Dominguez

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Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm is a rare hematologic neoplasm originating from plasmacytoid dendritic cell precursors that has an aggressive disease course with typically poor prognosis. Herein, we report a man in his early twenties who presented with rapid onset of violaceous nodules and purpuric papules and macules that began on his chest before spreading to his arms, back, face, scalp, and legs. He also exhibited systemic symptoms including weight loss and night sweats. He was diagnosed with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm and began treatment with aggressive multidrug therapy. Thus far his treatment has resulted in complete resolution of his cutaneous manifestations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8
JournalDermatology online journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm
  • Cutaneous nodule
  • Hematologic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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