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December 1946


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President; Secretary Feb. 27, 1945.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(6):724-744. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510410090013

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Ephelides, Lentigo. Presented by Dr. George C. Andrews.

M. D., a 7 year old girl, had freckles at the age of 5 months. They first appeared on the right cheek and then spread to the nose and the upper lip. The right cheek now presents dark brown unilateral freckle-like spots that are probably lentigines (nevi) in addition to rather typical light brown freckles (ephelides) on the left cheek. The mother has bilateral freckles. A case of pronounced asymmetric lentigo has been reported by Adams. That this may be a variant of xeroderma pigmentosum is possible. This condition has not changed perceptibly in the last five years.


Dr. Fred Wise: The right side presents a unilateral pigmented nevus; the other side, ordinary freckles.

Dr. George M. Mackee: I do not know whether the pale macules on the left side of the face are part of the nevus or ordinary freckles.

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