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May 1975

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Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(5):658. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630170116027

To the Editor.—  We thank Dr. Coupe for referring us to the article by Jensen.1 His cases bear resemblance to the patients we described2 and those of Setleis et al3 only in that there are areas of aplasia cutis on the temporal areas, with some abnormalities of the eyebrows and lashes. The peculiar facies and other abnormalities listed by Setleis and us were entirely absent in all family members. Certainly, the cases pictured by Jensen bear no clinical similarity to our case and little to those of Setleis (which are reproduced in Jensen's article).Moreover, this article (like that of Setleis) was missed in our search of the literature because of what we think is an incorrect use of the term "congenital ectodermal dysplasia" (CED). In our thinking, "CED" should be strictly reserved for the distinct and rare familial syndromes so well known and easily recognized

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