Steatocystoma multiplex

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Steatocystoma multiplex

Steatocystoma multiplex is a condition characterized by numerous skin cysts that tend to develop during puberty. Cysts most often develop on the chest, upper arms and face, but may develop all over the body in some cases. The cysts may become inflamed and cause scarring when they heal. The condition is thought to be caused by mutations in the KRT17 gene and appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Some researchers have suggested that the condition may be a mild variant of pachyonychia congenita type 2. Treatment may include minor surgery to remove cysts and oral antibiotics or oral isotretinoin to reduce inflammation.
 

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The terms "Steatocystoma multiplex" returned 14 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mammographic and sonographic findings of steatocystoma multiplex presenting as breast lumps.
 

Author(s): John Mun Chin Wan, Jill Su Lin Wong, Shang-Ian Tee

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2012 Dec;53(12):e261-3.

 

Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an uncommon cutaneous disorder characterised by multiple intradermal cysts distributed over the trunk and proximal extremities. This condition affects both genders and is often inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, although sporadic cases have been ...

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Steatocystoma multiplex--an uncommon lesion with special emphasis on cytological features and cyto-histological correlation.
 

Author(s): P Elhence, R Bansal, S Sharma, V Jain

Journal: J Postgrad Med. ;58(3):210-1.

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2012

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Syringoma masquerading as steatocystoma multiplex.
 

Author(s): Kikkeri Narayanashetty Naveen, Varadraj Vasant Pai, Tukaram Sori

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;78(3):365-6.

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2012

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