Differential diagnosis points to possible congenital case of linear atrophoderma in nine-month-old patient

March 1, 2004

Washington, D.C. - Of the approximately 19 cases of linear atrophoderma of Moulin described in the literature; all of them presented in children or young adults less than 20 years of age -- until, perhaps, now. Gina C. Ang, M.D., and colleagues at Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College, may have identified the first case of congenital linear atrophoderma, or at least the first one to come to the attention of the medical community.