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September 1947

COMEDOS LOCALIZED IN THE TEMPOROZYGOMATIC AREA

Author Affiliations

ATHENS, GREECE

From the Department of Dermatologic and Venereal Diseases of the Evangelismos hospital, Athens, Greece.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(3):376-378. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520090096012
Abstract

TOWARD the end of 1944 and during 1945, 15 patients with an unusual eruption consisting of numerous comedos localized in temporozygomatic areas were seen by me in the outpatient department of the Evangelismos hospital. Such an eruption has not been described previously in our literature or in foreign literature.

Almost the same clinical picture was presented in all cases. This eruption was seen in 1 man; all the other patients were housewives between the ages of 25 and 60. The eruption consisted of symmetric patches of numerous small comedos localized in the temporal areas, extending from the ends of the eyebrows to the zygomatic bones and from the outer canthus of the eyes almost to the hair line. In 2 patients there was slight inflammation around the comedos. In 4 patients there was brownish pigmentation around the comedos, which resembled Riehl's melanosis. However, pigment was not seen in the corium

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