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May 1979

Multiple Trichoepithelioma and Breast Cancer-Reply

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Petah Tiqva, Israel

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(5):637. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010050061029

In Reply.—  It was with interest that I read Dr Brown's article1 and his letter in relation to our recent publication on a patient with multiple trichoepithelioma. It is true that at the time when the nodules first appeared in the areas of the upper lip and chin as well as the eyebrow, where there was an evident loss of hair, the patient also noticed a loss of hair in the axillae and pubis and on the extremities. There was, however, no loss of hair from the scalp. Unfortunately, no biopsy specimens were taken from these areas or from normal skin. No immunologic tests were carried out, since the patient was in good health and had no other complaints.Of note are the similarities found between these two cases. Both are women and in both, the lesions first appeared in the third decade of life. Our patient, however, showed

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