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October 1953


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;68(4):447-456. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540100087013

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Lymphocytic Infiltration of the Skin. Presented by Dr. Max Jessner and Dr. Norman B. Kanof (Kodachrome presentation).

Lymphocytic Infiltration of the Skin. Presented by Dr. Abraham J. Orfuss.

W. R. T., a man aged 40, first noticed the condition in June, 1945. At present there is an erythematous papulation on the right zygomatic area and to a lesser extent on the left. These areas vary in size, are sharply defined, discrete, and fade when pressure is applied. Some telangiectasis and patulous follicles are observed. Scaling has never been present. No lesions are observed elsewhere on the body.

Physical examination was negative. Urinalyses were repeatedly negative and normal, as were the complete blood cell counts, sedimentation rates, blood chemistries, liver function tests, blood serologies, prostatic smears, x-ray studies of the heart and lungs, and electrocardiograms.

Histologic examination performed in 1947 by Dr. Arthur Allen at the Army Institute of Pathology revealed

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