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June 1928

SCHAMBERG'S "PECULIAR PROGRESSIVE PIGMENTARY DISEASE OF THE SKIN"REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(6):795-796. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380120030003

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Abstract

Since Schamberg described the peculiar progressive pigmentary disease of the skin in 1901, the condition has been reported in the American literature only four times. Kingery, in 1918, was the second to record this condition in America. The third case was observed by McCafferty in 1926. The fourth and fifth cases were reported by Templeton. We believe that a sixth case is worthy of record. The case reports previously published contain bibliographies and discussions of the cases reported. Our case fits in so closely with those which have been reported before that we believe a description, accompanied by a photograph, will suffice.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  M. J. B., aged 35, an accountant, was referred by his physician because of a discoloration on his ankles which had existed for the past ten years. Except for childhood ailments, the patient said he had been in perfect health until 1916, when he

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