8 Korean children exhibited well-defined depressed lesions of the skin accompanied by slight redness of the surrounding area. First these lesions appeared in the inguinal area and then spread peripherally to the navel region and the ipsilateral vulval area. In these 8 cases, 7 occurred in girls and 1 in a boy. The age of onset ranged from 2 to 9 years. Biopsy specimens taken from the well-depressed area showed a decrease in or absence of, subcutaneous fat and a mild inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes and histiocytes in the lower dermis and subcutis. These 8 cases are the first, to our knowledge, to be reported outside Japan and considering the age of onset of the dermatosis it is not confined to infants. Therefore, we would like to describe this entity under the title of lipodystrophia centrifugalis abdominalis juvenilis instead of lipodystrophia centrifugalis abdominalis infantilis.

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