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June 1945

NEVUS SEBORRHEICUS ET SUDORIFERUS: A UNILATERAL LINEAR PHYSIOLOGIC ANOMALY

Author Affiliations

HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(6):370-372. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510240016003
Abstract

Simple hyperplasia-hypertrophy and hypersecretion of the sebaceous and sweat glands in a circumscribed area of skin do not appear to have been mentioned in any published account of nevi and adenomas of the sebaceous or sweat glands.

Woolhandler and Becker1 have clearly divided the sebaceous gland overgrowths into the following categories:

Adenoma sebaceum (Balzer)

Adenoma sebaceum (Pringle)

Acquired (senile) adenoma sebaceum

Keratotic adenoma sebaceum

Sebaceous gland adenoma

Nevus sebaceus

Nevus pigmentosus et sebaceus

Whatever this nomenclature may leave to be desired, the categories themselves are reasonably clearcut, and the case to be reported here does not correspond to any of them. These authors did suggest that hyperplasia of sweat glands may on rare occasions be associated with nevus sebaceus; but in that lesion the sebaceous glands are so large and numerous as to form yellowish papules or masses, and the basal layer of the sebaceous acini is

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