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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141

The DQsign of grooveDQ, a new cutaneous sign of internal malignancy

Pradeep S Nair1, G Nanda Kumar2, Sabeena Jayapalan1 
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Pradeep S Nair
Kamala Sadan, Thampuran Mukku, Kunnukuzhi, Trivandrum - 695 037, Kerala
India

A 36-year-old young male with multiple heterosexual contacts presented with bilateral inguinal bubo and the classical DQsign of grooveDQ. A diagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) was made and a three-week course of doxycycline was given. Lack of response prompted us to investigate further. A biopsy of the bubo was consistent with non-HodgkinSQs lymphoma (NHL). Immunohistochemistry of the lymph node done at the Regional Cancer Center (RCC), Trivandrum, confirmed the diagnosis as NHL of diffuse large B-cell type. The second patient, a 32-year-old male with two unprotected heterosexual contacts presented with a left-sided inguinal bubo of six weeks duration. An empirical course of doxycycline was given even though investigations did not reveal any STI. Lack of response prompted us to do a lymph node biopsy, which was consistent with NHL, which later with immunohistochemistry was confirmed as NHL, diffuse large cell type. We are reporting here that the DQsign of grooveDQ is not specific for LGV as thought earlier, but can occur in NHL also.


How to cite this article:
Nair PS, Nanda Kumar G, Jayapalan S. The "sign of groove", a new cutaneous sign of internal malignancy.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007;73:141-141


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Nair PS, Nanda Kumar G, Jayapalan S. The "sign of groove", a new cutaneous sign of internal malignancy. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];73:141-141
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