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Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2000 Feb;127(2):205-7.

[Pili multigemini: a pilar dysplasia with linear disposition].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Laennec, CHIC, BP 1757, 29107 Quimper Cedex, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pili multigemini is an uncommon pilar dysplasia with linear disposition which could be explained by the pattern of Blaschko's lines.

CASE REPORT:

A 37-year-old man with no medical history developed pili multigemini over a heavily bearded chin.

DISCUSSION:

Mili multigemini is an uncommon developmental defect of hair follicles resulting from hairs with multiple matrices and papillae emerging through a single pilosebaceous canal. This defect has a linear distribution on the chin we found to follow Blaschko's lines. Pili multigemini has been observed in association with a few rare malformations. Treatment is difficult.

PMID:
10739984
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