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October 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(4):587-596. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460160101016

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Chronic Pigmentation and Dermatitis of the Neck (Poikiloderma?). Presented by Dr. Fred Wise.  This woman, aged 41, born in the United States, first came to the skin clinic of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital on Dec. 2, 1933. She presents indefinitely defined areas of hyperpigmentation on the sides and back of the neck extending onto the cheeks over the angles of the jaws. She states that the pigmentation started two years ago, that it has been associated with mild itching and that she had not employed any irritating cosmetics or other skin irritants prior to the appearance of the dermatitis.On close examination, the lesions appear to consist of numerous finely dilated capillaries associated with faint pigmentation and superficial wrinkling of the skin of the neck. There are no evidences of atrophy, but the possibility of poikiloderma of Civatte and pseudo-atrophoderma colli is considered.On exposure of

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