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September 1932

ERYTHROSE PERIBUCCALE PIGMENTAIRE OF BROCQ: REPORT OF A CASE WITH CAPILLARY AND HISTOLOGIC STUDY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(3):444-450. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030442007
Abstract

Brocq was the first to call attention to a clinical entity characterized by a combination of erythema and hyperpigmentation in the perioral region. Cases have been reported since that time by various French authors, and a complete summary of the reports, with a report of four cases, was made by Ormsby and Ebert.1 Since this study. Sézary, Civatte, Lefévre and Combe2 have reported an additional case, with histologic observations. A woman, aged 41, had had the condition for fourteen months. It began as erythema, which was combined with hyperpigmentation four months later. Erythematous lesions appeared on the nose and forehead at the time those on the chin became pigmented. The patient was frankly seborrheic. Menstruation had been irregular for two years, and she had not menstruated for two months. The condition had been stationary for seven months. Histologie examination showed parakeratosis with desiccation of the more super

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