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August 1968

An Unusual Case of Keratosis Follicularis

Author Affiliations

USN; Philadelphia

From the Department of Dermatology, US Naval Hospital, Philadelphia. LCDR Cattano is now at the US Naval Hospital, Long Beach, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(2):168-174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610140066016

A case of keratosis follicularis (KF) in a Negro man is presented because of widespread postinflammatory leukoderma.

Peculiar abnormalities in melanocyte structure and function as well as differences in epidermal turnover times accounted for the abnormal pigmentary changes.