Becker Nevus Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Becker Nevus Syndrome

Becker nevus syndrome is characterized by the presence of a Becker nevus in association with underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the breast or other skin-related, muscular, or skeletal defects, all of which usually involve the same side of the body as the nevus (ipsilateral). Specific signs and symptoms in addition to the nevus may include ipsilateral breast hypoplasia; skeletal abnormalities such as hypoplasia of the shoulder girdle, scoliosis, fused ribs, and ipsilateral shortness of the arm; and several other features. The condition is thought to be sporadic (occurring in individuals with no history of the condition in the family). Treatment varies depending upon the specific symptoms present and the extent of the condition in the affected individual.
 

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The terms "Becker Nevus Syndrome" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kabuki syndrome: a new case associated with Becker nevus.
 

Author(s): Laura Cuesta, Isabel Betlloch, Fernando Toledo, Nuria Latorre, Almudena Flavia Monteagudo

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Kabuki syndrome or Kabuki makeup syndrome was first described in 1981 in Japan by two different groups of authors. These investigators described a group of patients sharing typical facial features, skeletal anomalies, mental retardation, short stature, and dermatoglyphic anomalies. ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2011

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Do you know this syndrome? Becker nevus syndrome.
 

Author(s): Denise Steiner, Fernanda Ayres de Morais e Silva, André César Antiori Freire Pessanha, Nediana Bialeski, Camila Feola, Carla Arantes Bertolucci Buzzoni

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;86(1):165-6.

 

Becker nevus syndrome is the association of Becker's nevus with breast hypoplasia and other ipsilateral bone or muscle changes. It is considered to be a hormone-dependent disorder caused by a disturbance in the activity of the androgen receptor that appears to be increased in Becker's ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2011

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Becker nevus syndrome.
 

Author(s): Fabiane Eiras Cosendey, Nayibe Solano Martinez, Gabriela Alice Bernhard, Maria Fernada Reis Gavazzoni Dias, David Rubem Azulay

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;85(3):379-84.

 

Becker nevus syndrome is a phenotype characterized by the fundamental presence of Becker's nevus with ipsilateral hypoplasia of the breast or other skin, skeletal and/or muscular disorders. This syndrome generally originates at birth, intensifies significantly in adolescence and is ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2010

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