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June 1961

Nevus Follicularis Keratosis (Comedo Nevus): Review of World Literature and Addition of a Case

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Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(6):991-994. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580120103026

Since Kofman1 first reported a case of "comedo nevus" in 1895, there have been sporadic reports of this unusual skin lesion. Selhorst2 reported a case in 1896 in the British literature. White,3 in 1914, was the first to record such a case in the American literature.

In 1932 Sweitzer and Winer4 reviewed the world literature and could find 34 such cases to which they added another. Anderson et al.5 further reviewed the literature in 1933, adding 7 other cases from this source and 2 of their own.

A review of the world literature at the present time shows an additional 19 cases of this lesion.6-22 A recent report on this subject by Beerman and Homan27 reveals other cases recorded in the foreign literature; these last authors also added 8 cases of their own.

Report of a Case  A 38-year-old Negro woman was referred