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Dec 2011

Depigmented Macules Following Autologous Bone-Marrow Transplant

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Author Affiliations: Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(12):1460-1461. doi:10.1001/archderm.147.12.1460

A 46-year-old man presented with white lesions on his face and body of 2 weeks' duration. The patient had received an autologous bone-marrow transplant 2 months previously for systemic scleroderma associated with advanced pulmonary fibrosis. Before the transplant, the patient gave a history of a “salt and pepper ” eruption on his forehead, typical of scleroderma. Shortly after the transplant, this eruption disappeared; the patient concurrently noted great improvement in his pulmonary function and skin tightening.

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