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Article
September 1966

Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis

Author Affiliations

USA; USA; USA; FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEX

From the Department of Dermatology, Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(3):279-281. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600270029005
Abstract

Angular depigmented macules (ADM) are commonly observed on the extremities. The number of lesions increases with age, and they are seen most frequently in the more lightly pigmented races. The histology shows a variable decrease of pigment granules in the melanocytes. Sunlight seems to be one important causative factor.

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