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April 1926


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(4):559-566. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370160096014

Congenital Deficiency of Hair. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.  N. C., aged 5, was a colored girl, born in the United States. With the exception of her brother, 2 years old, no one of her relations had suffered from an abnormal condition of the hair. There was no family or personal history suggesting syphilis or tuberculosis. The patient had suffered from measles and whooping cough, and had had epigastric pains for the greater part of her life; these were worse after eating, though rarely causing vomiting. She had had an abscess of the ear when an infant. Though mentally alert, she was somewhat poorly nourished and small for her age. There were no clinical evidences of congenital syphilis. There were no subjective symptoms referable to the scalp. The mother stated that at no time in the child's life had her hair been cut.Examination showed a general moth-eaten type of

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