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April 1973

Familial Focal Facial Dermal Dysplasia

Author Affiliations

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; Irvine, Calif

From the Department of Dermatology (Dr. Reed), University of California at Irvine, Irvine, Calif. Dr. McGeoch is in private practice.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(4):591-595. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620190063015

Study of 31 affected individuals among six generations of a large family indicates that this familial focal facial dermal dysplasia has an autosomal dominant inheritance. The affected subjects had insignificant to major pigmented atrophic lesions on the temporal areas of the face, and to a lesser degree, linear radiatory impressions on the forehead, clefting of the chin, and hairless depressions on the chin. Six subjects had only unilateral lesions. There is an apparent associated history of mental disturbances and abdominal carcinoma.

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