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November 1972

Generalized Folded Skin With Underlying Lipomatous Nevus: The Michelin Tyre Baby

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(5):766. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620140100031

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To the Editor.—  In the September 1969 Archives (100:320-323, 1969), I published a case report on this apparently unique child (Fig 1).Her subsequent progress is interesting. She remains a big strong, hefty youngster and, at the age of 6 years, weighs 25 kg (55.1 lb). Her brother, aged 9, who is normally developed for his age, is the same weight and height. Her intelligence is normal and she walks and talks well and has learned to swim and to write. She still resents examination and is reluctant to pose for photographs.She has suffered from a series of recurrent renal infections which cleared when her ureters were dilated while she was under general anesthesia. She has recently developed common warts on her buttocks and her hands.Her left-sided hemihypertrophy is still apparent and the left hand, the left foot, and the left ear are larger than those on the

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