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March 1953


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(3):326-328. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540030089014

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Leucotrichia. Presented by Dr. Nathan Sobel.

H. S., a boy aged 11, was first seen on March 19, 1952, at the Skin and Cancer Unit. About five months ago he noticed a loss of color of some of the eyelashes of the left upper and lower lids, the black color changing to snow-white. Within a period of two months all the eyelashes except two on these lids had become white. During the past two weeks a number of depigmented hairs have appeared at the inner end of the left eyebrow. The skin and hair elsewhere appear normal. There is no history of preceding local dermatitis of the eyelids and no previous illnesses except measles and chicken pox in 1950. The parents and younger sister have no pigmentary disorder.


Dr. Wilbert Sachs: The interesting part to me is that the intervening skin remains normal. I can't understand how the

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