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September 1959


AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(3):380-382. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560210122028

Urticaria Pigmentosa. Presented by Capt. Robert A. Neill (MC), U. S. Army (by invitation) and Capt. Albrecht F. J. Sommer (MC), U. S. Army (by invitation).

A 39-year-old woman has had small brownish lesions on the trunk for four years, gradually increasing in number and spreading over the neck, arms, and knees. The lesions wheal and itch upon exposure to cold and heat and when the patient is under emotional stress. She states that her skin flushes during these episodes.

Numerous small, light to dark brown maculopapules arranged along the lines of cleavage are present over the neck, trunk, upper extremities, and knees. They wheal readily upon light stroking.

Urticaria pigmentosa. Presented by Capt. Robert A. Neill (MC), U. S. Army (by invitation).

A 3-month-old Filipino girl began to develop skin lesions during the second week of life, and they have continued to form. The mother

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