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March 1978

Mal Perforans and Spina Bifida Occulta

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Lockman, Jones, and Abele) and Neurology (Dr Obbens), Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(3):404-405. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640150040012

• A 26-year-old man had mal perforans pedis as the principal manifestation of spina bifida occulta with an associated intradural lipoma. Two lumbosacral dimples and a tuft of hair overlying the spina bifida led to the diagnosis.

We include a review of the causes of mal perforans and a review of spina bifida occulta and associated abnormalities.

(Arch Dermatol 114:404-405, 1978)

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