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March 1970

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(3):374-378. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000030118032

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Congenital Atrophoderma of the Newborn. Presented by Sidney Barsky, MD, and M. Ke, MD.  These 4 ½-month-old twins were born prematurely. The first weighed 1 lb 10 oz (738 gm) at birth and the second 2 lb 8 oz (1,134 gm). The first twin was born with numerous hyperpigmented, somewhat atrophic macular lesions 1 to 5 mm in size on the scalp, face, neck, upper chest, and arms. By the age of 2 months most of the lesions had faded, leaving hypopigmented macules. The second baby developed lesions only on the head. Most of these have faded but there are still some in the eyebrows which are slightly red and atrophic. The mother denied any complication during the pregnancy. She stated that the only medication taken were multiple vitamin capsules. Results of serological studies from both parents were normal.Twin 1 was well-developed for

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