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To the Editor.—
We deeply regret that our four separate statements (sentences 1, 3, 8, and summary) concerning the apparent rather than the real aspect of the depigmentation described in our case report (Arch Derm102:102-103, 1970) were not noted by Dr. Aram (Arch Derm102:562, 1970), who criticizes us for implying in our case report that there was a true depigmentation of previously brown hair.We are happy, however, that Dr. Aram was able to draw the correct inference regarding the true mechanism of this apparent depigmentation. We do apologize for the possibly misleading subtitle and feel that rather than "canities subita," it should read "quasi canities subita."
Helm F. RESPONSE. Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(4):460-461. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000160110020