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July 1963


Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(1):100-104. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590190106020

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Case for Diagnosis: Unusual Nevoid Atrophoderma? Connective-Tissue Nevus? Presented by Dr. Jules E. Vandow.

A 15-month-old infant female developed an eruption involving the posterior aspect of the right lower leg at the age of six months. The mother states that the lesions appeared suddenly and have not changed substantially except for an increase in size which may correspond to the child's normal growth. There is no apparent discomfort, as the child does not scratch the affected areas.

Physical examination reveals a robust infant with a normal-appearing skin except for the eruption on the right leg. This is composed of a group of lesions extending from just above the ankle almost to the popliteal region. The lesions vary in size and shape. Most are round or oval and range from a few millimeters to a large oval lesion measuring 2.5 cm by 0.5 cm. The larger lesions are sharply demarcated from

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