Article: Asymptomatic facial papules as a marker of genetic syndrome (full text) - May 2018 - NJM
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Asymptomatic facial papules as a marker of genetic syndrome



PHOTO QUIZ
A. Calleja Algarra, V. Velasco Tamariz, R. Aragón Miguel, M. Prieto Barrios, B. Pinilla Martín, R. Llamas Martín, P.L. Ortiz Romero, V. Monsálvez Honrubia
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CASE REPORT

A 41-year-old woman presented with multiple asymptomatic flesh-coloured papules distributed over the cheeks and nose. The lesions had been slowly progressive in number during the last eight months. A complete physical examination revealed numerous firm, nontender, dome-shaped lesions on the face, neck and back (figure 1). The patient denied any family history of similar dermatological findings or significant medical history. A punch biopsy was performed.


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