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Clinical Report

Erythrosis Pigmentosa Mediofacialis (Brocq) and Erythromelanosis Follicularis Faciei et Colli in the Same Patient

Lennart Juhlin, Hans Alkemade
DOI: 10.1080/000155599750011741


Erythrosis pigmentosa peribuccalis (Brocq) (or erythrosis pigmentosa mediofacialis) and erythromelanosis follicularis faciei et colli, have been regarded as different disorders, mainly because the first occurs on the mediofacial area and is common in women and the second mostly occurs pre-auricularly in men. Both conditions show histological signs of abnormal follicular keratinization with teleangiectasia and round cell infiltrate. An increase in the level of melanin has been seen in some patients. We describe here a woman in whom lesions started in the middle of the face and later became evident in the pre-auricular area. This suggests that the two conditions are in fact the same disease. As a neutral term for this not uncommon disorder we propose erythrosis pigmentosa faciei et colli


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