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February 1933


Author Affiliations

Assistant Attending Dermatologist New York University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College NEWARK, N. J.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(2):274-276. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040279008

A review of the twenty-one cases of trichostasis spinulosa recorded in the literature gives one the impression that the disorder is rare and occurs only in men beyond the age of 30. Williams, in the discussion of the paper by Burgess,1 stated that he thought the condition was common in persons over 50. That trichostasis spinulosa is by no means a rarity would seem to be indicated by the fact that I have been able to observe twelve cases in the course of two months. No cases in women or children have previously been reported. Two of my cases were in women and one in a boy 6 years of age.


Case 1.—R. L., a woman, aged 21, came to the skin clinic of New York University and Bellevue Hospital on account of scarring following furuncles of the face. Examination of the skin revealed numerous

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