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July 1932

KERATOSIS FOLLICULARIS SINE DYSKERATOSIS: A NEVOID ANOMALY OF DEVELOPMENT REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Visiting Dermatologist, Columbus Hospital; Associate Visiting Dermatologist, Lincoln Hospital NEW YORK

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(1):60-67. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030063010
Abstract

Recently a patient was seen in consultation in the clinic with an eruption that appeared to fulfil clinically all the diagnostic criteria of keratosis follicularis (Darier). However, further study of the case, including microscopic examination of a biopsy specimen, proved my tentative diagnosis to be incorrect. Since I have not been able to find a description of a similar case in the literature and since this hitherto unknown dermatosis mimics not only Darier's disease but also other follicular disorders, I am tempted to report my case.

REPORT OF CASE

History—A. D., a white girl, a high school student, was born in New York eighteen years before examination. When she was 5 years of age, her mother noticed dirty brown areas on the patient's face, especially around the nose. No attention was paid to the eruption, for the mother was convinced that her daughter was suffering from a disorder of

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