Lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner is a skin condition characterized by small, red, bumps on the face, neck, and upper back. The bumps usually last for several months or longer and can enlarge to create a red plaque. Typically, there are no other symptoms, although rarely, individuals may experience burning or itching. The symptoms may fluctuate between periods of worsening and periods of improvement. Some cases of lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner have been associated with borrelia infection (the bacteria that causes Lyme disease); however, in most instances, the cause is not known. Frequently, no treatment is necessary as the bumps and plaque usually spontaneously disappear.
Last updated: 10/13/2016
How might lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner be treated?
Does lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner cause scarring?
Lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner usually does not cause scarring. However, some cases of lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner have been reported in association with lupus. People with lupus associated skin lesions can have more than one type of lesion, some of which may be associated with an increased risk for scarring or other adverse effects. These individuals in particular may need to be more aggressively treated. If you have concerns about risks of scarring we encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider and work with him or her to develop a treatment plan.
Last updated: 8/30/2016
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