Dennie Morgan fold

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Dennie Morgan crease under the lower eyelid

Dennie Morgan wrinkles are folds of the skin below the lower eyelid that are clinically considered a sign of an allergic predisposition ( atopy ).

As a rule, Dennie-Morgan wrinkles are present on both sides and are more pronounced in childhood. They can be double or single folded.

Dennie-Morgan wrinkles quickly allow a suspected diagnosis of atopy at the first medical glance when other symptoms are taken together . However, they are not a reliable diagnostic sign.

Dennie-Morgan wrinkles are more common in atopy patients than in the general population, but over half of atopic patients do not have Dennie-Morgan wrinkles.

The folds were described by Charles Clayton Dennie and in 1948 by DB Morgan.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ DB Morgan: A suggestive sign of allergy. In: Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology . Volume 57, Number 6, June 1948, p. 1050, ISSN  0096-6029 . PMID 18098747 .
  2. Sidney Hurwitz: Clinical Pediatric Dermatology: A Textbook of Skin Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. Saunders, 1993, ISBN 0-7216-1515-5 .