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Linear atrophoderma of Moulin

Linear atrophoderma of Moulin (also known as "Moulin atrophoderma linearis"[1]) is an acquired unilateral dermatitis localized along the Blaschko lines. It affects children or adolescents of both genders, involving the trunk and the limbs. It is, presumably, a rare cutaneous form of mosaicism.[2] This disease was first referred to as Atrophoderma of Moulin after Dr.Moulin who first reported it in 1992[3] then was renamed as linear atrophoderma of Moulin.[4] Only a few dozen cases have been described; for this reason, LAM is considered to be a very rare disorder.[5][6][7]

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  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. Danarti R, Bittar M, Happle R, König A (September 2003). "Linear atrophoderma of Moulin: postulation of mosaicism for a predisposing gene". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 49 (3): 492–8. PMID 12963915. doi:10.1067/S0190-9622(03)00895-8. 
  3. Moulin G, Hill MP, Guillaud V, Barrut D, Chevallier J, Thomas L (1992). "[Acquired atrophic pigmented band-like lesions following Blaschko's lines]". Annales de dermatologie et de vénéréologie (in French) 119 (10): 729–36. PMID 1296472. 
  4. Baumann L, Happle R, Plewig G, Schirren CG (April 1994). "[Atrophodermia linearis Moulin. A new disease picture, following the Blaschko lines]". Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, Und Verwandte Gebiete (in German) 45 (4): 231–6. PMID 8014049. 
  5. Miteva L, Nikolova K, Obreshkova E (October 2005). "Linear atrophoderma of Moulin". International Journal of Dermatology 44 (10): 867–9. PMID 16207193. doi:10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02221.x. 
  6. Zampetti A, Antuzzi D, Caldarola G, Celleno L, Amerio P, Feliciani C (2008). "Linear atrophoderma of Moulin". European Journal of Dermatology 18 (1): 79–80. PMID 18086596. doi:10.1684/ejd.2007.0316. 
  7. Cecchi R, Bartoli L, Brunetti L, Pavesi M (2008). "Linear atrophoderma of Moulin localized to the neck". Dermatology Online Journal 14 (6): 12. PMID 18713593.