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CONGENITAL DEFECT OF THE SKIN OF THE NEW-BORN

CONGENITAL DEFECT OF THE SKIN OF THE NEW-BORN Abstract Descriptions of a limited number of instances of congenital defect of the skin of the new-born are to be found in the literature. Most of these have appeared in publications devoted to pediatrics. It is of interest to note a case first recognized when the patient was in his thirty-eighth year. Congenital defect of the skin of the new-born is an extraordinary condition, characterized by absence at birth of circumscribed areas of integument. The defect is usually solitary, but lesions may be multiple, in which case they are usually either grouped or symmetrically located. The outline is sharply defined and circular or oval in most instances and from 1 to 5 or more cm. in diameter. The epidermis and dermis are absent, but the subcutaneous tissue is little affected, and there is no evidence of inflammation. The site of predilection is the vertex of the scalp, but cases have been References 1. Hahn, W. T.: Angeborner Defect eines grossen Theils der Haut des Rumpfes , J. d. Chir. u. Augenh. 30:156, 1841. 2. Abt, I. A.: Congenital Skin Defects , Am. J. Dis. Child. 14:113 ( (Aug.) ) 1917. 3. Huxley, J. S., and DeBeer, G. R.: The Elements of Experimental Embryology , London, Cambridge University Press, 1934, p. 25. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

CONGENITAL DEFECT OF THE SKIN OF THE NEW-BORN

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1935 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1935.01460240080007
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Abstract

Abstract Descriptions of a limited number of instances of congenital defect of the skin of the new-born are to be found in the literature. Most of these have appeared in publications devoted to pediatrics. It is of interest to note a case first recognized when the patient was in his thirty-eighth year. Congenital defect of the skin of the new-born is an extraordinary condition, characterized by absence at birth of circumscribed areas of integument. The defect is usually solitary, but lesions may be multiple, in which case they are usually either grouped or symmetrically located. The outline is sharply defined and circular or oval in most instances and from 1 to 5 or more cm. in diameter. The epidermis and dermis are absent, but the subcutaneous tissue is little affected, and there is no evidence of inflammation. The site of predilection is the vertex of the scalp, but cases have been References 1. Hahn, W. T.: Angeborner Defect eines grossen Theils der Haut des Rumpfes , J. d. Chir. u. Augenh. 30:156, 1841. 2. Abt, I. A.: Congenital Skin Defects , Am. J. Dis. Child. 14:113 ( (Aug.) ) 1917. 3. Huxley, J. S., and DeBeer, G. R.: The Elements of Experimental Embryology , London, Cambridge University Press, 1934, p. 25.

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1935

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