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March 1947

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(3):425-427. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520030118020

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Abstract

Generalized Vitiligo: Alopecia of Undetermined Cause. Presented by Dr. Helen Curth.  A. R., a Negro woman aged 40, is presented from the Vanderbilt Clinic with a generalized cutaneous disease of fourteen years' duration and alopecia of two months' duration. The patient was born with rather a dark skin, which remained that way until she was 26 years old. At that time her skin gradually began to turn white, first on the arms, trunk and legs and finally on the face. The entire skin stayed white with the exception of that of the scalp. Itching of the scalp and loss of hair started a couple of months ago. After the cutaneous lesions had begun. she received subcuaneous injections in the arms, given her by a private physician. The patient said that she had no "bad blood" or infections. Her skin began to turn dark again about four months ago.At present,

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