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May 1964

Poikiloderma CongenitaleReport of Two Cases

Author Affiliations


Postdoctoral Trainee in Dermatology (Dr. Blinstrub); Postdoctoral Trainee in Dermatology (Dr. Lehman); Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Division of Dermatology (Dr. Sternberg).

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of California, Center for the Health Sciences.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(5):659-664. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590290025004

This is a report of two cases of poikiloderma congenitale in siblings. A discussion of the various abnormalities associated with this syndrome is presented, and the pertinent literature of this congenital disorder, first reported in 1868, is briefly reviewed. The hitherto unexplored chromosomal pattern is introduced.