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.
Goodman RM, Belcher RW. Periorbital HyperpigmentationAn Overlooked Genetic Disorder of Pigmentation. Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(2):169-174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610260045007