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Congenital Hereditary Leukoderma (Congenital Partial Albinism). Presented by Dr. Oliver and Dr. Finnerud.
The patients, supposedly full-blooded negroes, were a mother, aged 22, and her two daughters, aged 22 and 4 months, respectively. The mother was first seen at the Cook County Hospital shortly after her confinement. She had had no other children. She had one brother and one sister and the latter, now dead, had the same markings. Her father, aged 45, had patches of achromia of almost identical distribution. The white patches of the scalp, abdomen and extremities had been present in each instance since birth. There was no history of consanguinity, and all had always been in good general health, with the exception of the brother, who died in infancy. History of the same disorder having been present in ancestors of the children's grandfather was inaccurate. In summary, five out of six persons making up three generations