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Lymphadenosis Cutis Circumscripta. Presented by Dr. John B. Ludy.
M. F., a white woman aged 62, noticed in June 1937 a reddish pink area on her forehead, a little to the right of the midline. This gradually increased by the addition of similar lesions to the right and below. Trauma did not seem to play a part in its causation. There were slight itching and scanty scaliness. She now presents a patch of violaceous rounded moderately infiltrated papules and nodules with an ill defined tendency to grouping, practically confined to the right side of the forehead; many are telangiectatic. Histologic sections suggested cutaneous aleukemic lymphoid leukosis, but a monocytic type was by no means excluded. The Wassermann and the Kahn test were negative. A blood count showed 85 per cent hemoglobin, 4,680,000 red blood cells and 13,800 white blood cells, with 62 per cent polymorphonuclear leukocytes, 33 per cent lymphocytes,
Butterworth T, Beerman H. PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(3):545–557. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480210160023
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