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Jessner-Kanof syndrome

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A lymphocytic infiltration of the skin occurring mainly on the face and occasionally appearing on other parts of the body. Small reddish papules appear and gradually enlarge peripherally, sometimes leaving the centre clear. They resolve spontaneously without leaving scars. Onset between 2nd and 8th decades. Sun exposure may irritate or aggravate lesion. No systemic symptoms or visceral involvement. Occur almost exclusively in men.


  • M. Jessner, N. B. Kanof:
    Lymphocytic infiltration of the skin.
    Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, Chicago, 1953, 68: 447-449.

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