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January 1934

PSEUDO-ATROPHODERMA COLLI: A HITHERTO UNDESCRIBED CONDITION

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CHICAGO

From the Section of Dermatology of the Department of Medicine of the University of Chicago.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;29(1):53-56. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460070056005

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Abstract

During the last five years we have observed two female patients with a dermatosis which evidently has not been described in the literature. The following case is representative.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.—  A Jewish girl, aged 19, single, in perfect health, presented lesions encircling the neck and involving the upper part of the thorax (fig. 1). She had noted the lesions four years previous to observation and did not believe that they had spread appreciably. She had had no symptoms. The lesions were generally worse in winter; they had cleared up once following ultraviolet therapy by means of the air-cooled quartz lamp. Recurrence had taken place two months later.

Examination.—  On superficial examination the appearance of the lesions was that of a pigmentary disturbance suggesting vitiligo. This diagnosis had been made elsewhere. The lesions appeared to be atrophic. On close inspection the apparently depigmented portion was seen to be

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