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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2010 December;12(4):191-5

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Lymphomatoid papulosis

Pini M., Balice Y., Tavecchio S., Crippa D.

U.O.S.C. di Dermatologia, A.O. San Gerardo, Monza, Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italia


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First described by Macaulay in 1968, lymphomatoid papulosis refers to a generalized chronic recurrent skin eruption; the lesions present as isolated or crops of red-brown papules and/or small nodules and resolve spontaneously usually within several weeks of onset, leaving a small scar or an area of altered skin pigmentation. The peak incidence is in middle-to-late age; sporadic cases in young adults and children have been reported. The skin eruptions arise on the trunk and limbs (sparing the palmoplantar areas). Three different histologic patterns are distinguished. This report describes two cases with similar clinical manifestations but two different histologic patterns.

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