A farmer who delivers lambs may develop a skin disorder affecting the external ear referred to as "lambing ear".


Clinical features:

(1) onset during lambing or calving time

(2) blistering and crusting of the pinnae with pain and pruritus

(3) resolution after animal deliveries cease


Histologic features:

(1) There is a dense perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate in the dermis.

(2) The lymphocytes are predominantly T cells


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