Juvenile xanthogranuloma masquerading as melanoma

Fernandino A. Fontanilla, Deepak P. Edward, Margaret Wong, Howard H. Tessler, Ralph C. Eagle, Debra A. Goldstein*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) of the uvea is a rare disease that usually responds to systemic steroids or low-dose radiotherapy. We present an atypical case of bilateral JXG involving the entire uveal tract that presented with an aggressive phenotype. The patient was unresponsive to topical and systemic corticosteroids, cyclosporine, and maximal doses of radiation therapy. The disease was ultimately controlled with the alkylating agent chlorambucil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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