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April 1973

Keratosis Pilaris: Skin Marker of Hodgkin Disease?

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(4):629-630. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620190093030

To the Editor.—  In our continuous search for cases of perforating folliculitis,1 we encountered a girl with keratosis pilaris. In a couple of weeks she developed Hodgkin disease.

Report of a Case  A 14-year-old white girl registered at the Finsen Institute as an outpatient in June 1971. She did not have any previous skin complaints, but for the last six months she had noticed increasing itching and had seen red, hard papules develop on her arms, thighs, and buttocks.Dermatological examination revealed 1- to 3-mm, scattered, red, cone-shaped follicular papules with a keratotic plug on the extensor surfaces of the arms and thighs and on the buttocks. Results of physical examination were otherwise normal. Histopathologic findings revealed perivascular lymphocytic infiltrates.She was seen three weeks later with heavily enlarged lymph nodes on the right side of the neck. She was readmitted to our medical department where a diagnosis of

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