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Acquired dermal melanocytosis in an African-American: A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11044827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an unusual case of acquired dermal melanocytosis occurring in a 57-year-old African-American woman. Macular pigmentation over the patient's cheeks, back, and sclerae developed over the course of 18 months without identifiable antecedent. The patient was taking only hormone replacement therapy and was generally healthy. Histologic examination of the skin revealed dendritic melanocytes and melanophages in the mid- to upper dermis. We briefly review the literature surrounding acquired dermal melanocytosis and continue discussion regarding its pathogenesis.
R Buka; J Mauch; R Phelps; D Rudikoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  934-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, 5 E 98th St., New York City, NY 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Melanocytes / pathology*
Middle Aged
Pigmentation Disorders / pathology*
Skin / pathology*

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