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August 1931


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Reporter Regular Meeting, Feb. 26, 1931; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(2):339-345. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010346022

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Pseudo-Achromia Parasitaria. Presented by Dr. R. E. Barney.

J. M., a white girl, aged 16, stated that in June, 1930, she had noticed pruritic, brown, scaling patches on the trunk. Three months later she had taken sun-baths, following which the brown spots had disappeared, leaving white areas. There was extensive depigmentation over the chest and back. The borders of these areas were convoluted, suggesting the confluence of smaller original lesions, and there were outlying satellites, varying in size from that of a large pinhead to that of a medium-sized coin. There was no scaling or inflammation, and repeated examination of scrapings revealed neither spores or hyphae.


Dr. H. N. Cole: This condition was described recently in the Annales de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie. Following treatment, the brown scaly spots leave pseudo-achromic areas.

Dr. R. E. Barney : It was described by Kistiakowsky in the December, 1930, issue of the

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