Lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner
Other Names for this Disease
- Benign lymphocytic infiltration
- Jessner disease
- Jessner-Kanof syndrome
- Benign chronic T-cell infiltrative disorder
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 The bumps can enlarge to create a red plaque. Rarely, the skin lesions cause burning or itching. The condition tends to last for several months, sometimes longer. The lesions may fluctuate between periods of worsening and periods of improvement. Currently, the cause is not known.Lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner is a skin condition characterized by single or multiple small, nonscaly, red, bumps on the face, neck, and upper back.
Last updated: 7/18/2011
- Zeina B, Mansoor S. Jessner lymphocytic infiltration of the skin. eMedicine. 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1098654-overview. Accessed 5/21/2009.
- Jessner lymphocytic infiltrate. DermNetNZ. 2003; http://dermnetnz.org/dermal-infiltrative/jessner.html. Accessed 7/18/2011.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Doctor’s Doctor Web site has an information page on Jessner lymphocytic infiltrate which is available by clicking on Doctor’s Doctor.
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