Malignant atrophic papulosis (Kohlmeier-Degos disease) in childhood

Frederick A. Horner*, Gary J. Myers, David A. Stumpf, Bernard J. Oseroff, Byung H. Choi

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Malignant atrophie papulosis (Kohlmeier-Degos disease) is reported for the first time with pathologic verification of central nervous system involvement in a child. The disease began in infancy with rare recurring skin lesions; the child died at the age of 7, after progressive neurologic deterioration. Diagnosis was suspected clinically and confirmed by biopsy of a typical skin lesion. Recognition of this disorder by its dermatologie manifestations may obviate invasive diagnostic procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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