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March 2000

Perioral and Acral Lentigines in an African American Man

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(3):417-422. doi:

A 67-year-old African American man was referred for evaluation of an incidental finding of pigmented maculae on his oral mucosa. The patient had not previously been aware of this pigmentation and could not assess its duration. The patient's medical history was notable for heavy alcohol and tobacco consumption, osteoarthritis, hypertension, and esophageal reflux. He denied any history of melena, anemia, or gastrointestinal bleeding. His medications included cimetidine and naproxen. He denied any family history of pigmentary abnormalities or polyposis.

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