European Journal of Dermatology


Lymphomatoid papulosis in children Volume 7, issue 4, June 1997


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Department of Dermatology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 3600 Handa-cho, Hamamatsu 431-31, Japan.

We describe a 12-year-old boy with lymphomatoid papulosis type A, who was 2 years-old at the onset of the disease. Immunohistochemically, large atypical cells were positive for CD3, CD4, CD7, CD25, CD30, CD71, and HLA-DR. A review of the literature concerning 44 patients with the disease, younger than 20 years-old, revealed that the age of onset was between 0 to 5 years in 42.9% of the patients and that 2 cases developed malignant lymphoma in their fifties.