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December 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(6):907-915. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370120137014

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Chloasma. Presented by Dr. Gilmour.  A woman, aged 35, came to the clinic on Feb. 8, 1922, presenting a condition of the scalp which was diagnosed as seborrhea, also a darkening of the skin on the chin and forehead which was covered with very fine gray scales. The Wassermann reaction was negative. The urinalysis also was negative. Under treatment the seborrhea improved, but the pigmentation was no better. These darkened areas were interesting in that they were covered with scales limited to the pigmented areas. Various applications were made and the scales disappeared, but the pigmentation has remained unchanged since its first appearance three years ago.

DISCUSSION  Dr. McGlasson (San Antonio, Texas): The case is interesting. The condition appears to be merely a chloasma, but apparently there is some hypertrophy, which may be due to the treatment.Dr. Wise: The discoloration is probably due to the use of cosmetics.Dr.

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