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Article
August 1969

Periorbital HyperpigmentationAn Overlooked Genetic Disorder of Pigmentation

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio

From the Department of Medicine, Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(2):169-174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610260045007
Abstract

This is the first English report of a family with a genetically determined form of hyperpigmentation involving the periorbital area. Only two other reports of this trait have been found in the European literature. Twenty-two affected members in six generations were noted to have this type of hyperpigmentation. Various clinical and genetic aspects of their autosomal dominant trait are discussed.

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