Violaceous nodules in an HIV-positive man

Brian L. Scott, Arturo R. Dominguez, Khang D. Nguyen

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Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and aggressive malignancy associated with immunosuppression and the oncogenic effects of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). We present an HIV-positive man with PBL that presented as ulcers and violaceous exophytic nodules on the legs. The clinical features, histologic appearance, and differential diagnosis of this malignancy are briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10
JournalDermatology online journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Hematologic malignancy
  • Plasmablastic lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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