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August 1969

Periorbital HyperpigmentationAn Overlooked Genetic Disorder of Pigmentation

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(2):169-174. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610260045007

This is the first English report of a family with a genetically determined form of hyperpigmentation involving the periorbital area. Only two other reports of this trait have been found in the European literature. Twenty-two affected members in six generations were noted to have this type of hyperpigmentation. Various clinical and genetic aspects of their autosomal dominant trait are discussed.