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December 1951


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School (Dr. Edward Oliver, Chairman).

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(6):785-787. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570120120014

Ulerythema ophryogenes (Unna-Taenzer)1 is a comparatively rare ectodermal anomaly of the skin. A search of the available American dermatologic literature failed to disclose any published papers on this subject except for cases reported in Society Transactions by Niles,2 McDonald,3 Sulzberger,4 Feit,5 Jamieson,6 Pels,7 Netherton,8 Rosen,9 Williams,10 Levin,11

Rosen,12 and Clark.13 A complete review of the world literature on ulerythema ophryogenes up to 1931, presented by Brünauer,14 appeared in Jadassohn's Handbuch. We recently observed ulerythema ophryogenes in a young child, and a brief report of this case is deemed worthy of publication.

Ulerythema ophryogenes.

REPORT OF A CASE  T. U., a 6-year-old white boy, had had an eruption of the eyebrows since 2 years of age. He weighed 11¼ lb. (5.1 kg.) at birth. He had had bronchitis at the age of 2 years and again at

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