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Article
December 1965

LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(6):741-747. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600180133029

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Abstract

Multicentric Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma in an American Negro. Presented by Maximilian E. Obermayer, MD. 

Patient—  A 38-year-old Negro woman is the patient.

Present Illness—  The patient consulted me for acne conglobata of many years duration. During the examination an asymptomatic group of black, stippled, tiny macules was noted on her left cheek. She stated that she had noticed them for about ten years and that the lesions were slowly increasing in size and numbers.Microscopic examination showed the features of a multicentric pigmented basal cell carcinoma.Racial background information not definite. As far as is known, the patient is 50% American Negro and at least 25% American Indian.

Discussion  Louis H. Winer, MD: This is the second basal cell carcinoma that I have seen in Negro skin. The first one was in the series Dr. A. Fletcher Hall reported (Arch Derm Syph61:589-610, 1950). The

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