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July 1929

AN UNUSUAL VASCULAR NEVUS: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

HOUSTON, TEXAS

From the Dermatologic Section, Jefferson Davis Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(1):36-44. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440010044005
Abstract

Two years ago we encountered a case which was unique in our experience. Photographs and descriptions of the disorder were sent to a number of dermatologists of large experience, and with the exception of one of them (Prof. Udo Wile of the University of Michigan) none recalled having seen anything like it. We have also reviewed a considerable amount of dermatologic literature without finding a record of a similar case. On account of its rarity and certain features of interest, we believe that a report of the case is justified.

REPORT OF CASE  A Mexican waif of the peon class, aged 12, presented himself at the Skin Clinic of the Jefferson Davis Hospital on Aug. 4, 1926. The patient's skin was dark brown; his hair and eyes were black. Information about his family history was so vague that it was valueless. The only definite statements made by the patient about

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