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July 1944


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President; Secretary Nov. 9, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(1):67-69. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510130070019

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Nevus Sebaceus and Milium-Like Lesion Respectively in Apparently Identical Twins. Presented by Dr. David Bloom.

J. B., an infant girl aged 8 months, was brought to the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital in October 1943 because of a cutaneous lesion behind the left ear which had been present since birth.

Behind the superior part of the left auricle and extending into the hairy scalp there is a reddish, slightly crusted, half-dollar-sized plaque in which are visible several whitish, sebaceous, cystlike lesions.

The twin sister, who closely resembles this child, presents on the left ankle a lentil-sized whitish lesion which looks like milium.


Dr. E. William Abramowitz: When a postauricular nevus was seen in one of the twins, a search was made for a similar one in the other twin. Such a lesion was discovered on the

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