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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 478640, 2 pages
Case Report

Case of Rapid Progression of Hemiatrophy on the Face: A New Clinical Entity?

Department of Dermatology, Shizuoka Municipal Shimizu Hospital, 1231 Miyakami, Shimizu-ku Shizuoka 424-0911, Japan

Received 4 May 2015; Accepted 19 August 2015

Academic Editor: Soner Uzun

Copyright © 2015 Hisashi Nomura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A lot of diseases, including lupus profundus, morphea, lipodystrophy, and Parry-Romberg syndrome, may manifest progressive hemifacial atrophy. These diseases usually progress slowly and rapid progression of atrophy is extremely rare. We report a case of elderly-onset rapid progression of hemifacial atrophy only in three weeks. Our case did not meet variable differential diagnoses. We discuss the clinical character of the patient against the past of literature and suppose it may be a new clinical entity.