Jessner's disease, cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia 4.14/5 (7)

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Jessner's disease (cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia)

Definition

Jessner's disease is a skin disease with persistent nodules (papules) and plaque most often on the neck, back and face. Benign accumulations of lymphocytes. Most people who are attacked are under the age of 50, both men and women. It is a rare condition of unknown cause that was described as 1953 by Jessner and Kanof (Jessner-Kanof lymphocyte infiltrate).

Symptoms

Painless knot or plaque on the neck, face or back. One or more lesions. Some are triggered by sun. Duration for several months to year. Lesions on 2mm-2cm, sometimes with central clarification.

Diagnosis

Tissue sample (biopsy): lymphocyte infiltration

Incorrect diagnosis? (Similar diseases / differential diagnoses)

Treatment

Most often, one waits for the disease to return spontaneously. Cosmetic treatment. Alternatives are surgery, laser or, in some cases, trials with immunosuppressive drugs

Course

Spontaneous decline after months-years

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