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April 2002

Cutaneous Eruption Limited to Skin Covered by a Swimming Suit

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(4):527-532. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.4.527

A bandlike infiltrate of atypical lymphocytes along the dermoepidermal junction was noted, as well as marked epidermotropism and numerous Pautrier microabscesses. Lymphocytes in the epidermis had large hyperchromatic and convoluted nuclei. There was no evidence of spongiosis.

The patient refused any treatment, and she was unavailable for follow-up. Three years later, when she was contacted by telephone, she stated that erythematous patches persisted on her skin, especially on the buttocks, although her general condition remained good. She again refused any treatment.