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February 1943

SYMMETRIC NEVI OF FACE, TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS, EPILEPSY AND FIBROMATOUS GROWTH ON SCALP: WITH ABNORMAL ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAMS OF MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY; REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, clinic of Dr. Fred Wise.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(2):197-215. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500200041004
Abstract

We are reporting a case of multiple symmetric nevi of the face with tuberous sclerosis associated with epilepsy and a large fibromatous growth on the scalp. Beside other important features, the abnormal electroencephalographic findings for 4 other members of the family are also presented.

REPORT OF CASE  L. T.,1 an American-born woman aged 20, of an Italian mother and a French father, not consanguineous, was referred by the North Hudson Hospital, Weehawken, N. J., for treatment at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital on June 20, 1940. She presented a large disfiguring growth on the scalp and a prominent red eruption on the face (figs. 1 and 2). She gave a history of frequent epileptic attacks. A "red birth mark" was noticed on the scalp at birth. It was hairless, smooth and level with the surrounding cutaneous surfaces. When she was

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