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October 19, 1935

CONGENITAL ATROPHY OF THE SKIN, WITH RETICULAR PIGMENTATIONREPORT OF TWO CASES

JAMA. 1935;105(16):1252-1256. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760420022006
Abstract

In 1926 M. F. Engman Sr.1 presented before the Chicago Dermatological Society a case of reticular pigmentation of the skin with atrophy. In his description of the case he remarked that the brother of this patient also suffered, but to a lesser degree, from the same condition. These patients have continued under our observation and have submitted to certain studies, which are reported here.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—History.—  C. L. is a white man now 32 years of age. His parents are fair-skinned Americans of Anglo-Saxon descent. As a baby the patient was frail and weak. At 3 months he had attained his birth weight. As a child he was delicate, of sallow complexion, and a poor eater. Otherwise, however, he was normal.At the age of 8 years there appeared on the tongue and buccal mucosa small ulcerations and leukoplakia-like lesions, which would not heal.

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