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February 1977

Lymphomatoid Papulosis

Author Affiliations

Copenhagen, Denmark

Odense, Denmark

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(2):232-233. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640020104018

To the Editor.—  W. L. Macaulay has stated (unpublished data) that 59 cases of lymphomatoid papulosis, or as he has named it, "Rhythmic Paradoxical Eruptions," have now been reported. How many of these patients with an apparently benign clinical course but histopathologic findings indicating malignancy eventually turn out to have malignancies is still a controversial question. Usually, lymphomatoid papulosis presents itself as a skin condition resembling Mucha-Habermann disease, and only a few cases have been mentioned in which lymphomatoid papulosis occurred with other dermatoses.1The following is a report of two additional cases of lymphomatoid papulosis occurring on top of erythro-derma and parapsoriasis en plaque.

Report of Cases.—Case 1.—  A 64-year-old man had erythroderma for seven years. The etiology had never been established, but because of an associated pigmentincontinens, a pigmented contact dermatitis was suspected. During six years, dull-red nodules about 1 cm in diameter have recurred on various parts of the trunk and proximal extremities with a life-cycle of

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