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February 1971

THE INSPISSATED UMBILICAL BOLUS

Author Affiliations

Senior Dermatologist, Emeritus Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center 10921 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles 90024

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(2):221-222. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000140107020

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Abstract

To the Editor.—  During the past 30 years, I have seen three patients with an unusual condition which I have not found mentioned or emphasized in the dermatological literature. For this reason, I am making this report.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.—  A 20-year-old blond girl was seen with her hair in the conical-shaped hair structure, which rises high above the head. Hair styles of this type are arranged in beauty shops, and often not brushed between beauty shop appointments. Many women have shied away from bathing for fear of upsetting this hair styling. In this area, this hair style was called "The Bee Hive."This patient came in for treatment for seborrheic dermatitis of the face, scalp, and chest.On dermatological examination, a peculiar condition of the umbilicus was seen, which the patient stated she had not noticed until I pointed it out to her.The umbilicus was completely

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