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April 1979

Lymphomatoid Papulosis Occurring in a Renal Transplant Patient

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(4):498. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010040076024

Prior to 1976,60 cases were reported in which the clinical picture resembled pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta or pityriasis lichenoides chronica, and the histological picture was suggestive of lymphoma.1 In 1966, Verallo and Haserick2 first reported the association of two cases of Mucha-Habermann's disease that had a histological picture suggesting lymphoma cutis.2 The term "lymphomatoid papulosis" was first used by Macaulay in 1968 to describe this paradox.3 More recently, three additional cases have been reported associated with an erythroderma,4 and parapsoriasis en plaque.4,5 Lymphomatoid papulosis has been reported in association with amoebic dysentery, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, subacute glomerulonephritis, pulmonary tuberculosis, hypothyroidism, pernicious anemia, iron deficiency anemia and rheumatoid arthritis, recurrent tonsillitis, and rheumatoid arthritis.1 We report the first known case of lymphomatoid papulosis in an immune-suppressed renal transplant recipient.

Report of a Case  A 51-year-old man was seen in January 1971, and the diagnosis

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