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LINEAR NEVUS SEBACEOUS SYNDROME

PHILIP M. MARDEN, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(5):450. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100160120022.
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To the Editor.—Bianchine reported an additional case of the linear nevus sebaceous syndrome (linear nevus sebaceous, convulsions and mental retardation), with a few components of the syndrome present in family members.1

One minor point in regard to this excellent article is that the mother of Feuerstein and Mims's first patient2 had seizures and not our patient.3 A more detailed description of the eye findings in the St. Paul case was subsequently reported by Monahan et al.4 Sugarman and Reed have recently described this condition in a 12-year-old Chinese girl.5

The frequency of this syndrome has increased over the past few years as more physicians are recognizing this unusual triad.

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