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Steatocystoma multiplex


Other Names for this Disease

  • Multiple sebaceous cysts
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of steatocystoma multiplex?

Signs and symptoms of steatocystoma multiplex include multiple cysts on the skin. The cysts are often 1 to 2 centimeter wide. They frequently occur on the trunk of the body, upper arms, legs, and face; however, they can develop on other parts of the body as well.[1][2][3]The cysts are typically filled with a yellowish to white, oily fluid, and occasionally have hair within them. The cysts can become infected and may cause pain and scarring.[4]
Last updated: 6/8/2012

The Human Phenotype Ontology provides the following list of signs and symptoms for Steatocystoma multiplex. If the information is available, the table below includes how often the symptom is seen in people with this condition. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary to look up the definitions for these medical terms.

Signs and Symptoms Approximate number of patients (when available)
Adenoma sebaceum 90%
Nephrolithiasis 7.5%
Autosomal dominant inheritance -
Steatocystoma multiplex -

Last updated: 9/2/2014

The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) has collected information on how often a sign or symptom occurs in a condition. Much of this information comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. The frequency of a sign or symptom is usually listed as a rough estimate of the percentage of patients who have that feature.

The frequency may also be listed as a fraction. The first number of the fraction is how many people had the symptom, and the second number is the total number of people who were examined in one study. For example, a frequency of 25/25 means that in a study of 25 people all patients were found to have that symptom. Because these frequencies are based on a specific study, the fractions may be different if another group of patients are examined.

Sometimes, no information on frequency is available. In these cases, the sign or symptom may be rare or common.


References
  1. Naik NS. Steatocystoma multiplex. Dermatol Online J. 2000 Sep;
  2. Steatocystoma-Multiplex. New Zealand Dermatologic Society, Inc. 1999; http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/steatocystoma-multiplex.html. Accessed 11/10/2009.
  3. Amanda Oakley. Steatocystoma multiplex. DermNet NZ. February 22, 2014; http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/steatocystoma-multiplex.html. Accessed 6/23/2014.
  4. Lee KK, Mehrany K, Swanson NA. Recognition and Treatment of Skin Lesions. In: Cummings. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2005;


Other Names for this Disease
  • Multiple sebaceous cysts
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