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August 2009

Dermoscopy of Lymphomatoid Papulosis

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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2009

Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(8):966. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.167

Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) is characterized by papular, papulonecrotic, and/or nodular skin lesions at different stages of development, predominantly on the trunk and limbs.1,2 We prospectively evaluated 8 patients using dermoscopy and histopathologic correlations. The aim of this pilot study was to define dermoscopic criteria associated with the different stages of the disease (erythematous papule, ulcerated and/or necrotic papule, and cicatricial lesion). The dermoscopic pattern was similar in all patients and varied with the different stages of the disease.

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