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April 1981

Aplasia Cutis Congenita: A Follow-up Evaluation After 25 Years

Author Affiliations

From the Clinic of Dermatology, Municipal Hospital, Copenhagen (Drs Munkvad and Nielsen), and the Department of Plastic Surgery, Rigshospital, Copenhagen (Dr Asmussen).

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(4):232-233. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650040048020

† Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare disease with less than 300 cases reported in the literature. A patient with extensive involvement of the skin was observed for 25 years. During adolescence, a reactive depression related to the residual cicatricial alopecia on the left side of the scalp developed. The psychiatric distress disappeared after corrective surgery was performed. It is recommended that patients with this disorder be regularly observed to select cases appropriate for early plastic surgery.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:232-233)

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