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April 1963


Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(4):501-507. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590160093021

Coup de Sabre with Localized Scleroderma. Presented by Drs. Samuel M. Bluefarb and (by invitation) Marshall L. Blankenship.

This seven-year-old white female was normal at birth. At one month of age she developed "eczema" on her face and buttocks. This cleared completely by age two. She then developed severe influenza with a high fever. Six months later she developed a small depigmented area in the midforehead. This area slowly became erythematous and enlarged linearly. At age four the lesion became depressed and has remained about the same. Over the past two years she developed lesions in the scalp, left forehead, left lower jaw, left posterior neck, and left posterior shoulder. The hair was all normal color until two years ago. She had measles and chicken pox. There is no other history of serious illness. Growth and development have been normal. She has five siblings most of whom had eczema in

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