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January 1946


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(1):58-64. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510300061014

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Chloasma Uterinum. Presented by Dr. H. C. L. Lindsay.

M. A., a woman aged 30, had a goiter removed eleven years ago and has had fainting spells since. Nine years ago she had a laparotomy. A physician told her that she is still having menopausal symptoms.

Pigmentation began six months ago on the malar region of the left cheek, and it spread to the right cheek and down the face. The urine was normal. The lesions consist of macular brown defined patches covering most of the forehead and a portion of the cheeks. The brown color of the lesions is evenly distributed.


Dr. M. E. Obermayer: There is a history of oophorotomy; the patient menstruates scantily. Endocrine therapy may perhaps influence the chloasma.

Dr. Anker K. Jensen: In the Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology for 1936 there is a summary of an article by Dr.

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