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Bilateral En Coup de Sabre—A Rare Entity

Authors

  • Ranju Rai M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Sanjeev Handa M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Somesh Gupta M.D., D.N.B.,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Bhushan Kumar M.D., M.N.A.M.S.

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Address correspondence to Bhushan Kumar, M.D., Department of Dermatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160 012, India, or e-mail: medinst@pgi.chd.nic.in.

Abstract

Abstract: Linear scleroderma involving the frontal or frontoparietal region of the scalp (with or without associated facial hemiatrophy) is called “en coup de sabre” (like the stroke of a sabre). We report a case which to the best of our knowledge is only the fifth instance of this subset of localized morphea occurring in a bilateral distribution. We believe that the rarity of this presentation warrants a report.

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