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October 1979

Linear Melorheostotic Scleroderma With Hypertrichosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Drs Miyachi and Horio) and the Department of Orthopedics (Drs Yamada and Ueo), Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(10):1233-1234. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010100053022

On the basis of clinical features and histological findings, cutaneous manifestations of linear melorheostotic scleroderma are apparently derived from a localized proliferative disorder and are not secondary to bone changes. If the hypertrichosis has the same origin as the osteocutaneous changes, melorheostosis may represent a congenital disorder with both ectodermic and mesodermic components.

(Arch Dermatol 115:1233-1234, 1979)

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