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October 1977

Familial Congenital Multiple Seborrheic Verrucae

Author Affiliations

From the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(10):1441-1442. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640100119024

Prompted by the extremely unusual features of the presence of multiple seborrheic verrucae since birth in an Indian patient and in many of her family members, I believed it would be worthwhile to report this rare occurrence.

Report of a Case  A 32-year-old woman had asymptomatic, pigmented lesions on her body since birth. She had bronchial asthma for the past 12 years. She also complained of recurrent swellings with discharging sinuses in both axillae during the previous ten years, for which she had received antibiotics, resulting in temporary remission. A number of her family members had similar complaints of pigmented lesions since birth and bronchial asthma for varying periods (Fig 1). There was a positive history of consanguinity.Results of physical examination showed numerous pigmented, verrucuous, dark-brown or black lesions on her trunk (Fig 2), face, and extremities. The lesions appeared "stuck on" and varied in size from 1 to

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