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Ochsner J. 2010 Fall;10(3):200-4.

Cutaneous manifestations of tuberous sclerosis.

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Department of Podiatry, Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Covington, LA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe a case of periungual masses probably related to tuberous sclerosis and to review the literature regarding tuberous sclerosis, including the historical, clinical, and diagnostic aspects. Also discussed is the long-term follow-up of the disease.

METHODS:

Report of a case of periungual masses secondary to tuberous sclerosis and review of the literature from 1999 to 2009, with the use of MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine).

RESULTS:

I describe a case of periungual masses occurring as a result of tuberous sclerosis. A literature review confirms periungual masses associated with tuberous sclerosis in most cases. Also, the observance of cutaneous manifestations is most helpful in the diagnosis of this disorder.

CONCLUSION:

Tuberous sclerosis is an uncommon disorder, which has a variable clinical presentation. Tuberous sclerosis is associated with seizures and mental retardation. In the absence of these 2 signs/symptoms, physicians should still consider the diagnosis when presented with varied dermatologic conditions.

KEYWORDS:

Feet; fibroma; subungual; tuberous sclerosis

PMID:
21603378
PMCID:
PMC3096212

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