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Dermoscopy of Dowling-Degos Disease of the Vulva

Cesare Massone, MD; Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(3):417-418. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.3.417.
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Clinical (A) and dermoscopic (B and C) images. A, Multiple small spotted and reticulated macules distributed symmetrically only on the external genitalia. B and C, Multiple hyperpigmented brownish spots with different dimensions characterized by a coarse grid of brown lines over a diffuse light-brown background.

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Histopathologic images (hematoxylin-eosin). A and B, Irregular filiform elongations of the epidermis with hyperpigmentation at the tips of the rete ridges (original magnifications ×20 and ×200, respectively). C, Epidermal changes also extend from the follicular infundibulum (original magnification ×200).

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