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Lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner

Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign chronic T-cell infiltrative disorder
  • Benign lymphocytic infiltration
  • Jessner disease
  • Jessner-Kanof syndrome
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Lymphocytic infiltrate of Jessner is a skin condition characterized by single or multiple small, nonscaly, red, bumps on the face, neck, and upper back.[1][2] The bumps can enlarge to create a red plaque.[2] 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.[1] Currently, the cause is not known.
Last updated: 7/18/2011


  1. Zeina B, Mansoor S. Jessner lymphocytic infiltration of the skin. eMedicine. 2008; Accessed 5/21/2009.
  2. Jessner lymphocytic infiltrate. DermNetNZ. 2003; Accessed 7/18/2011.
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Basic Information

  • 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) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
  • 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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  • Kids Skin Health, a American Academy of Dermatology's web site, provides kids, teens, and parents with information on skin conditions. Click on Kids Skin Health to access this Web site.