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February 1943

PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOR ON THE FACE OF AN INFANT

Author Affiliations

Summit, N. J.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(2):251. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500200095012
Abstract

The occurrence of pityriasis versicolor in infancy is a rare phenomenon, and it is even more unusual when it appears on the face. According to Fox1 and Ormsby,2 this disease is seldom seen in childhood, and when it does occur it is usually found in children who are approaching the age of puberty. A search of the literature does not reveal any similar report.

REPORT OF A CASE  D. H., a white boy aged 5 months, was referred to me by Dr. C. G. Hanson, of Cranford, N. J., because of an eruption on the nasal halves of both upper orbital margins. The patient's mother stated that they were first noticed as pinhead-sized yellowish macules when the child was 2 days old. Since that time they have become more numerous and some have coalesced to form superficial scaly macules about the size of a pea in diameter. At

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