[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.147.238.168. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 1970

LYMPHOCYTIC INFILTRATION OF THE SKIN (JESSNER)

Author Affiliations

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland 44106

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(1):116. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000010118028

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor.—  I would like to amplify Dr. Burnham's quotation. It is true that I do not think that Jessner's lymphocytic infiltrate is lupus erythematosus but it is equally true that I have been calling this a lymphocytic LE for many years and still include it in my group II (nonsystemic) LE. I do this more for completeness than in the belief that it is truly LE. My purpose in continuing to include it in the LE classification is out of respect for dermatologists of wide experience who reported to me that they had seen the conversion of this form of lymphocytic infiltrate convert into lupus erythematosus. Perhaps it is time now to drop the term lymphocytic LE altogether, for I do not know of an authenticated case that has made the transition into active systemic lupus erythematosus. The absence of the classic histologic epidermal changes of LE, the

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×