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December 1931

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Author Affiliations

Secretary May 5, 1931; Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(6):1100-1109. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450011117013

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Abstract

Nevus (?). Presented by Dr.HenrySaunders.

E. E., a man, aged 25, stated that his first lesion had appeared on the abdomen when he was 11 years of age. At that time the spot was very small; it had gradually grown larger by extension of the borders. At first it was reddish, but grew darker as it became older. Other lesions appeared and went through the same development.

On the back, abdomen and lower extremities were numerous brownish macules. The lesions were oval; the borders were sharply defined, and the size varied from that of a silver dollar to that of a palm. The lesions were depressed, and atrophy was apparent. When felt between the fingers, the skin was soft and pliable but felt thinner than the surrounding tissue. Lanugo hairs were present in some of the lesions. Telangiectasia was present in the borders of some lesions, and underlying vessels

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