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October 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(4):579-582. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460040122016

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Nevus Linearis. Presented by Dr. Howard Fox.  A salesman, aged 26, born in the United States, has an eruption from which he has suffered since birth. It is situated on the left side of the neck, the left supraclavicular region, the center of the sternum, the middle third of the back, the center of the forehead, the nose and the tongue. The lesions are brownishyellow, papillomatous and verrucous elevations forming continuous or broken linear bands in places and coalescing to form solid areas in others. A narrow linear band extends from the forehead to the tip of the nose, and a similar band extends along the center of the sternum. On the back are several markedly thickened V-shaped bands forming acute angles with the spinal column. The left side of the greater part of the dorsum of the tongue shows a closely packed mass of soft acuminate folds. On the

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