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February 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(2):285-289. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550140129029

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Lentigines. Presented by Dr. Stephen Rothman and (by invitation) Dr. Bernard Stone.

Nevus of Ota. Presented (in absentia) by Dr. Tatsuji Kobori (by invitation), and Dr. Bernard Stone (by invitation).

A 29-year-old Japanese student remembers the brown spot on his left lower eyelid since the age of 5 years. It has always been asymptomatic. Other members of his family have no such lesion. The discoloration consists of brown and bluish macules. There is no involvement of the sclera, iris, or choroid membrane. Color slides of other cases are presented with some histological studies included.

Discussion of Two Preceding Cases

Dr. S. W. Becker Jr.: Although there was no biopsy, I do not think there is any question that the first patient presented fairly typical lentigines. The peculiarity of this eruption is, of course, the distribution which was symmetrical on the arms and had very sharp demarcation stopping below the

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