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February 1974

PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(2):270. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630020074030

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Abstract

Nodulocystic Acne in Patient With XYY Chromosome Complement. Presented by E. J. Van Scott, MD; Arthur C. Sosis, MD; G. Panet-Raymond, MD.  A 14-year old boy had a severe pustular eruption on his face and back for two years. The eruption consisted of numerous large inflamed cystic nodules, mixed with pustules and comedones, scattered over the face, the neck, the chest, the upper part of the back, and the arms. Tunneling sinuses associated with abscesses were also found on the neck, the axillae, and the groin. Save for a grade 3/6 systolic murmur at the left sternal border that was present since birth, the remainder of the physical examination findings were normal. There was no history of aggressive antisocial behavior, and he was doing well scholastically. There was no family history of miscarriage, abnormal birth, hereditary disease, or criminality. His father and only sister suffered from mild acne.Fluorescing Y-bodies,

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