Jasmina Skoric, Bojan Pavkovic, Ivana Medic


The case report shows a seven-month-old, female infant whose malignancy initially manifested as a seemingly harmless skin condition such as dermatitis. When the patient was three months old, the first symptoms were identified such as atopic and intertriginous dermatitis and milliaria. After a few months, a tumefaction appeared on the neck, behind the left ear, which was treated as an abscess. As the prescribed antibiotic therapy showed no results, the patient underwent a surgical procedure followed by a pathohistological treatment of the lesional tissue suggestive of histiocytosis. The patient was subjected to chemotherapy for a duration of one year. However, one year after the end of the treatment, a recurrence was found, which required an additional, yet successful chemotherapy treatment. As an adverse sequelae, central diabetes insipidus was confirmed.


malignancy, dermatitis, tumefaction, chemotherapy, abscess, recurrence

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