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August 1973

Eccrine-Centered Nevus

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Springfield, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(2):277. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620230069031

To the Editor.—  In an article titled "Eccrine-Centered Nevus," which appeared in the Archives (107:59, 1973), Mishima stated that "a peculiar clinical form of pigmented nevus consisting of grouped pigmented papules was illustrated by Scholtz in 1932.1 This unusual type of nevus has been neglected since that time except for the clinical photographs published in Kawamura's Handbook in 1957.2"For historical and scientific accuracy, I want to emphasize that Scholtz illustrated three cases of unilateral nevi consisting of groups of lentigines. Kawamura also illustrated a lentigo nevus. All four illustrations do not show any pigmented papules.In correspondence with Mishima, I pointed out the latter. He answered that his original manuscript did not contain the word papules; it was later inserted in the process of publication. He also write me "I even cannot be sure that the cases of Scholtz and Kawamura are precisely the same as mine."

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