Lucien-Marie Pautrier

Lucien-Marie Pautrier (2 August 1876, in Aubagne – 9 July 1959, in Strasbourg) was a French dermatologist.

Lucien-Marie Pautrier


He studied medicine in Marseille and Paris, where he was steered towards dermatology by Émile Leredde, and subsequently worked with dermatologist Louis-Anne-Jean Brocq at the Hôpital Saint-Louis. He served as a medical officer to a field artillery regiment in World War I, during which, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery and became a chevalier in the Légion d’Honneur (1916).[1]

Following the end of hostilities, he became a professor of dermatology at the University of Strasbourg, where he established a worldwide reputation. In 1942 he accepted the chair of dermatology at the University of Lausanne, and after World II, returned as a professor to Strasbourg, where he retired two years later. In retirement, he pursued interests in art and music, and founded the Société des Amis de la Musique in Strasbourg.[1][2]

Associated medical termsEdit

His name is associated with the term "Pautrier's microabscesses" in mycosis fungoides, even though he was not the first to describe them.[2] Other dermatological terms that contain his name are:

  • "Brocq-Pautrier angiolupoid" (with Louis-Anne-Jean Brocq): a specific form of sarcoidosis of the skin.[3]
  • "Brocq-Pautrier syndrome" (with Louis-Anne-Jean Brocq): rhomboid and shiny lesions on the midline of base of the tongue. Also known as glossitis rhombica mediana.[4][5]
  • "Pautrier-Woringer syndrome" (with Frédéric Woringer): another name for lymphadenopathia dermatopathica lipomelanotica.[6]

Published worksEdit

From 1921 to 1938 he was editor of the "Travaux de la Clinique des Maladies cutanées et syphilitiques".[7] The following is a list of some of his numerous medical works:

  • Les tuberculoses cutanées atypiques (tuberculides), Paris: C. Naud, 1903.
  • Glossite losangique médiane de la face dorsale de la langue (with L. Brocq) "Annales de dermatologie et de syphilographie", Paris, 1914, 5: 1-18.
  • L'Anatomie pathologique des chéloïdes (with Frédéric Woringer), Extrait des "Annales de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie", VIIe série, t. II, n° 11, November 1931.
  • À propos de l'hypothèse d'une maladie lichéno-sclérodermique, Extrait du "Bulletin de la Société française de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie", December 1933.
  • Acné comédonienne indurée, phlegmoneuse, à ponts fibreux, à chéloïdes vraies sur acné, Extrait des "Annales de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie", March 1934.
  • Syndrome de Heerfordt et maladie de Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann. Bull Soc Med Hop Paris, 1937, 53: 1608.[1][8]


  1. ^ a b c Lucien-Marie Pautrier at Who Named It
  2. ^ a b Steffen, C (2003). "The man behind the eponym: Lucien Marie Pautrier--Pautrier's microabscess". Am J Dermatopathol. 25 (2): 155–8. doi:10.1097/00000372-200304000-00011. PMID 12652199.
  3. ^ Uveitis with Brocq-Pautrier angiolupoid (Boeck disease of the skin) Europe PMC
  4. ^ Brocq-Pautrier syndrome at Who Named It
  5. ^ Breitner, J (1950). "[Glossitis rhombica mediana of Brocq-Pautrier]". Munch Med Wochenschr. 92 (9–10): 349–52. PMID 15438988.
  6. ^ Biró, I; Korossy, S; Szinay, G; Kovács, E (1970). "[Pautrier-Woringer syndrome (lymphadenopathia dermatopathica lipomelanotica)]". Orv Hetil. 111 (26): 1523–5. PMID 5454042.
  7. ^ bibliography
  8. ^ Lucien Marie Pautrier (1876-1959)