Linear nevus sebaceous syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Schimmelpenning Feuerstein Mims syndrome
- Sebaceous nevus syndrome linear
- SFM syndrome
- Jadassohn nevus phakomatosis
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central nervous system, and skin. Symptoms may include seizures, intellectual disability, linear sebaceous nevus of Jadassohn (a congenital hairless plaque that is usually found on the scalp, face, or neck), hemimegalencephaly (abnormal enlargment of one side of the brain), eye abnormalities, skeletal deformities, heart defects, and an increased risk for cancer. This syndrome is sporadic, meaning that it occurs randomly by chance.Linear nevus sebaceous syndrome is a rare condition that affects the eyes,
Last updated: 8/22/2011
- Lien SH, Hsu ML, Yuh YS, Lee CM, Chen CC, Chang PY, Chou CY. Prenatal three dimensional ultrasound detection of linear nevus sebaceous syndrome. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2005; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1721920/pdf/v090p0F315.pdf. Accessed 7/21/2011.
- Terenzi V, Indrizzi E, Buonaccorsi S, Leonardi A, Pellacchia V, Fini G.. Nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn. J Craniofac Surg. 2006; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17119437. Accessed 7/21/2011.
- Santibanez-Gallerani A, Marshall D, Duarte AM, Melnick SJ, Thaller S.. Should nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn in children be excised? A study of 757 cases, and literature review. J Craniofac Surg. 2003; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14501324. Accessed 7/21/2011.
- The New Zealand Dermatolgical Society's Web site has information on nevus sebaceous, including information on linear nevus sebaceous syndrome. Click on the link above to view this information page.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The website TheDoctorsDoctor provides a web page on nevus sebaceus that includes information on linear nevus sebaceus syndrome that you may find helpful. Click on TheDoctorsDoctor to view the information page.
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