• A Mexican child was born white and progressively became black. At the age of 21 months, the whole integument was deep black in the absence of other alterations. Electron microscopy showed a Negroid pattern in the epidermal melanosomes. Among the different forms of progressive mucocutaneous pigmentations previously described in the literature, we were unable to find a similar case.
(Arch Dermatol 114:775-778, 1978)
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