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A Case for Diagnosis (Cutis Gyrata Facialis?). Presented by Dr. Anthony C. Cipollaro.
M. M., a woman aged 29, a patient of Dr. Edward A. Abbey, New Haven, Conn., had practically normal skin on the face until about the age of 13. At that time the abnormal condition of the facial skin first became apparent, and it has since become progressively worse. She has used various topical remedies without benefit. She states that her father and 2 cousins suffer from a similar condition and that in 1 of the cousins it is present to a much worse degree.The skin of the face is greatly thickened and lies in folds with deep furrows. The sebaceous glands are extremely active, making the skin oily, and the follicles are patulous. This disturbance of the pilosebaceous apparatus is seen not only on the face but all over the back, chest and arms. The
Andrews GC, Sharlit H. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(5):896–909. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490230136022