This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
IdiopathicMacularAtrophy. Presented by Dr. H. N. Klein, St. Paul.
The patient, a man, first had the condition in June, 1931, when it began with the appearance of white spots about the size of a dime on the anterior side of the neck, in the midline, just above the sternoclavicular articulation. Subsequently many other spots appeared, varying in size from that of a split pea to that of a quarter. There was no itching, but all the lesions were distinctly atrophic. (A biopsy by Dr. John F. Madden confirmed the diagnosis.)
Dr.HamiltonMontgomery, Rochester: I believe that the diagnosis should be lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of Hallopeau. There are numerous keratotic plugs in the center of the lesions.
Dr. L. H. Winer, Minneapolis : From the biopsy alone, one could believe the condition to be a healing, idiopathic atrophy. One can see there is atrophy clinically, as well
Turnacliff DD, Klein HN. MINNESOTA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(2):353–359. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040358020
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: