Pautrier and Woringer (1932) reported on the histologic findings in lymph nodes which accompanied generalized, pruritic eruptions of different clinical types. In a subsequent, more extensive article (1937), they named the disorder lipomelanic reticulosis (la reticulose lipo-mélanique). Another brief report followed (1939).
For many years, dermatologists have realized that generalized dermatoses, especially erythroderma, may be associated with adenopathy, especially of the inguinal and axillary nodes. Foster (1907), Mook (1908), Bowen (1910), and Wise (1917) made such observations, and in more recent years the subject has been considered by Wise and Sulzberger (1935), Ramel (1937), Cannon (1939), Sulzberger (1939), Bernstein (1940), and Kocsard (1948).
Lipomelanic reticulosis has been discussed specifically by Goedhart (1939), Baccaredda (1939), Soloff (1941), Hurwitt (1942), Pompen and Ruiter (1942), Laipply (1948), Rost (1949), Obermayer and Fox (1949), Bluefarb and Webster (1950), Agress and Fishman (1950), Laipply and White (1951), Löblich and Wagner (1951),