Dermoscopy findings of pseudolymphomatous folliculitis

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Pseudolymphomatous folliculitis (PLF), which clinically mimicks cutaneous lymphoma, is a rare manifestation of cutaneous pseudolymphoma and cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia. Here, we report on a 45-year-old Japanese woman with PLF. Dermoscopy findings revealed prominent arborizing vessels with small perifollicular and follicular yellowish spots and follicular red dots. A biopsy specimen also revealed dense lymphocytes, especially CD1a+ cells, infiltrated around the hair follicles. Without any additional treatment, the patient's nodule rapidly decreased. The presented case suggests that typical dermoscopy findings could be a possible supportive tool for the diagnosis of PLF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May


  • CD1a
  • Dermoscopy
  • Pseudolymphoma
  • Pseudolymphomatous folliculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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