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November 1977

Lymphomatoid Papulosis-Reply

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Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(11):1617. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640110137052

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In Reply.—  Firstly, I want to thank Dr Macaulay, the father of the term "lymphomatoid papulosis," for his remarks on nomenclature. Secondly, allow me to make use of the opportunity to report yet another case of lymphomatoid papulosis that coexisted with parapsoriasis en plaque.

Report of a Case.—  A 64-year-old man was referred to us two months ago with parapsoriasis en plaque since 1974, which was clinically characteristic and without poikiloderma. Histologic findings did not show evidence of mycosis fungoides. The eruption was localized to the lower back, the buttocks, hips, and thighs. Since the summer of 1975, he also had a recurring eruption of 3- to 5-mm, dark red papules on the buttocks, thighs, and legs, which left small, depigmented scars. Histologic findings showed a dermal infiltrate of abnormal lymphoreticular cells, some of which resembled Reed-Sternberg's cells. Pautrier's abscesses were not seen. The rest of the results of physical

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