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October 1961


Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(4):689-695. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580160153041

Leukoderma Acquisitum Centrifigum (Halo Nevus). Presented by Dr. James H. Graham and (by invitation) Dr. Norman A. Fogel and Dr. Richard G. Lathrop.  A 2-year-old Negro girl was first noted to have tiny white spots on the distal part of the lower extremities during January of 1960. No erythema was described, and the lesions were asymptomatic. Onset could not be related to trauma or inflammation. New lesions have gradually but continually appeared in a caudocephalad direction. No repigmentation has been noted. There has been normal physical and mental development. Past history is noncontributory, except for one instance of large welts during the summer of 1959, attributed to insects and/or weeds. There is no family history of vitiligo.Examination reveals hypopigmented and depigmented maculopapular lesions scattered over the entire body but increasing in number in a peripherocentral distribution. The lesions vary from 1 to 8 mm. in size. A few appear

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