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Multiple familial trichoepithelioma 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Trichoepithelioma multiple familial 1
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 The lesions are derived from immature hair follicles. They may get bigger over time, but they usually do not ulcerate. Treatment often involves surgery to remove a single lesion and cryosurgery or laser surgery for multiple ones. It is caused by a mutation in the CYLD gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.Multiple familial trichoepithelioma is a rare condition characterized by multiple smooth, round, firm, skin-colored papules that usually occur on the face, but may also occur on the scalp, neck, and trunk.
Last updated: 8/30/2009
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- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains a gene summary on CYLD. Mutations in CYLD can cause multiple familial trichoepithelioma. Click on the link to go to GHR and review this summary.
- MedlinePlus provides more information on skin conditions in general. MedlinePlus is a Web site designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Multiple familial trichoepithelioma 1. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Multiple familial trichoepithelioma 1. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Bozi E, Katoulis AC. Multiple familial trichoepitheliomas. Orphanet Encyclopedia. 2004.