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August 1938

LEUKODERMA ACQUISITUM CENTRIFUGUM IN ASSOCIATION WITH LICHEN PLANUS

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES

From the Department of Dermatology, the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(2):200-202. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480140040004
Abstract

Although leukoderma acquisitum centrifugum has usually been described in association with pigmented nevi, a survey of the literature reveals that this condition occurs with psoriasis,1 senile verruca,2 fibroma,3 papular sarcoid1 and vascular nevus.4 Feldman and Lashinsky5 have recently reviewed the literature and reported five cases in which leukoderma acquisitum centrifugum occurred in association with moles. For this association they suggested the name halo nevus. No report could be found in the literature of the occurrence of leukoderma acquisitum centrifugum in association with lichen planus. The following case is therefore believed to be of interest:

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. H. F., aged 48, consulted me because of a generalized itching eruption which, she stated, had appeared suddenly about two months previously on the trunk and the extremities and had gradually spread. The pruritus was severe at times and interfered with sleep. There was no history

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