Cidofovir Gel as Treatment of Follicular Spicules in Multiple Myeloma

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Abstract

IMPORTANCE

The cause of follicular spicules in multiple myeloma (MM) is not known.

OBSERVATIONS

We present a case of follicular spicules in a patient with MM, which is very reminiscent of trichodysplasia spinulosa caused by a polyomavirus. No trichodysplasia spinulosa–associated polyomavirus could be isolated from the skin lesions; however, the spicules were positive for Merkel cell carcinoma virus, which is also a polyomavirus.

CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE

Follicular spicules in MM are probably not caused by the trichodysplasia spinulosa–associated virus. Merkel cell polyomavirus could contribute to the origin of this dermatosis.

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