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August 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(2):256-257. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560200124027

Idiopathic Atrophoderma of Pasini-Pierini. Presented by Dr. Charles F. Post.

The patient is a 33-year-old white male schoolteacher. The eruption on the right posterior chest appeared spontaneously about one year ago. Within the past three months, more areas with deeper pigmentation have appeared. There are no subjective symptoms.

History.—The past history shows that he had the usual childhood diseases and, in addition, scarlet fever and pneumonia. At the age of 10 years, he had idiopathic purpura, which lasted for three weeks. The patient has had no serious injuries but has had the following operations: tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, 1938; hernia repair, 1943; hemorrhoidectomy, 1950. The father and mother, in their sixth decade, are in good health. The patient has two brothers who are also in good health. There is no family history of any similar skin trouble or allergies. The patient teaches an agriculture course at

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