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X-Linked reticulate pigmentary disorder in a female patient

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  • Byung Soo Kim MD,

    1. From the Department of Dermatology, Kyungbook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, and Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, South Korea
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  • Sang-Hee Seo MD,

    1. From the Department of Dermatology, Kyungbook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, and Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, South Korea
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  • Hong Dae Jung MD,

    1. From the Department of Dermatology, Kyungbook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, and Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, South Korea
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  • Kyung-Sool Kwon MD,

    1. From the Department of Dermatology, Kyungbook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, and Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, South Korea
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  • Moon-Bum Kim MD

    1. From the Department of Dermatology, Kyungbook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, and Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, South Korea
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Moon-Bum Kim, md Department of Dermatology Pusan National University School of Medicine 1–10 Ami-dong, Seo-Ku Busan 602-739 South Korea E-mail: drkmp@hanmail.net

Abstract

Background  X-Linked reticulate pigmentary disorder is a very rare cutaneous condition characterized by different clinical manifestations according to sex.

Methods  We report a 31-year-old woman with X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder.

Results  On examination, there were multiple, asymptomatic, brownish macules in linear and whorled patterns over the trunk, axillae, groin, and extremities. The woman had not experienced any systemic manifestations involving the gastrointestinal, pulmonary, or ocular systems. Her hair, teeth, and nails were normal on close observation. All laboratory data were within the normal range. A genetic study was not performed.

Conclusions  Although a genetic study was not performed, we believe that our patient can be diagnosed with X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder according to the clinical and histopathologic findings.

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