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Pediatr Dermatol. 1991 Mar;8(1):25-7.

Mahogany discoloration of the skin due to the defensive secretion of a millipede.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0316.

Abstract

An 8-year-old boy developed a sudden mahogany discoloration of his skin after exposure to defensive secretions of a millipede. The mechanisms and the composition of the secretion and other clinical features are briefly reviewed.

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1862020
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