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October 1978

A Singular Dermatosis of Mongols

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Royal Infirmary, Stirling, Scotland (Dr Finn), the Department of Dermatology, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland (Drs Grant and McCallum), and the Department of Dermatology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland (Dr Raffle).

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(10):1493-1494. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640220042010

• A long-term, erythematous, follicular papular dermatosis affecting the presternal and interscapular skin was found to occur in subjects with Down's syndrome. One hundred seventy-four subjects (110 male and 64 female) were surveyed. The condition was seen in 46% of the males, with the highest incidence in patients who were between 20 and 40 years of age; the condition was rare in the females. Our findings suggest that this condition is much commoner than any other abnormal skin feature described in the literature on Down's syndrome.

(Arch Dermatol 114:1493-1494, 1978)