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Sock-line hyperpigmentation in infancy
  1. Karina Forde,
  2. Mary Glover
  1. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karina Forde, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Level 6 Southwood Building, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK; karina.forde{at}

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We present a 4-month-old healthy male infant of Asian/Mediterranean origin with partially circumferential hyperpigmented bands on the lower legs.

The appearance of these marks led his health visitor to be concerned about the possibility of non-accidental injury. He was referred to the local paediatric unit and admitted for investigations, including a skeletal survey.

Two weeks before, the …

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  • Contributors MG, Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist, edited the final article draft before submission.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.