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Gougerot-Carteaud papillomatosis

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Progressive papillomatosis with onset after puberty, appearing between the breasts and in the midline of the back as round, discrete and confluent grey-brown papules, slightly cornified lesions with sharply defined borders. The lesions are about 1 to 2 mm in diameter at the onset, eventually attaining a size of 4 to 5 mm. They evolve in color from bright red to grey and brown. As the epidermis thickens, the lesions increase in size and some may resemble juvenile warts. The eruption typically forms a rhomboid outline, eventually spreading over the breasts and toward the pubis, sacrum, and other area. Autosomal dominant inheritance suggested.


  • H. Gougerot, A. Carteaud:
    Papillomatose pigmentée innominée. Cas pour diagnostic.
    Bulletin de la Société française de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie, Paris, 1927, 34: 712-719.
  • H. Gougerot, A. Carteaud:
    Neue Formen der Papillomatose.
    Archiv für Dermatologie und Syphilis, Berlin, 1932, 165: 232-267.

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