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To the Editor.—
Regularly there are appearing in dermatological literature and also demonstrated at dermatological meetings patients with symptoms diagnosed as poikiloderma Civatte or Riehl's melanosis, for instance in the Archives (95:538, 1967).This eruption has been described by Leder as erythrosis interfollicularis colli (Dermatologica89:132, 1944). It must have been the interruption of scientific communication during the last world war which caused this article not to get the attention it deserved. Since then, this disease has reappeared and has been described in original reports (Hautarzt11:391, 1960) by Kitamura et al as erythromelanosis follicularis faciei and by Mishima as erythromelanosis follicularis faciei et colli (Dermatologica132:269, 1966).
Jansen LH. POIKILODERMA CIVATTE OR RIEHL'S MELANOSIS. Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(1):100. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610070106021