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Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome: early, unilateral and pronounced involvement may be explained as a type 2 segmental manifestation Volume 11, issue 6, November - December 2001

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Department of Dermatology, University of Marburg, Deutschhausstrasse 9, 35033 Marburg, Germany.
  • Page(s) : 505
  • Published in: 2001

In this issue, Assmann et al. [1] describe the Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome in a 5-year-old boy who showed multiple yellowish or skin-colored papules and plaques involving the right flank and thigh in a segmental arrangement. The diagnosis of Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome was confirmed by X-ray examination revealing osteopoikilosis of the right hand and the right foot. The authors emphasize that such early onset of cutaneous and bony lesions of the disorder is quite unusual.