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 19 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Steatocystoma multiplex is associated with the R94C mutation in the KRTl7 gene.
 

Author(s): Qiao Liu, Weiwei Wu, Jiejie Lu, Ping Wang, Feng Qiao

Journal: Mol Med Rep. 2015 Oct;12(4):5072-6.

 

Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an uncommon disorder, characterized by numerous skin‑colored subcutaneous cysts. A number of SM pedigrees have been identified with mutations in the keratin 17 (KRT17) gene. The present study examined a four‑generation Chinese pedigree with an autosomal ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2015

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Polycystic kidney disease with steatocystoma multiplex: evidences for a disruptive effect of mutated polycystin-1 on keratin 17 polymerisation.
 

Author(s): Kozo Yoneda, Kozo Nakai, Toshio Demitsu, Yasuo Kubota

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2015 Mar;95(3):353-4.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Recurring axillary, abdominal and genitofemoral nodules and abscesses. Hereditary steatocystoma multiplex.
 

Author(s): Charles B Kromann, Kian Zarchi, Birgit M Nürnberg, Gregor B E Jemec

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2015 Jan;95(1):121-3.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2015

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