2002, Number 2
Rev Cent Dermatol Pascua 2002; 11 (2)
Medina CD, Merelo AV, Ramos-Garibay A
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ABSTRACTMultiple familial trichoepithelioma is a syndrome whereby tumors can develop from undifferentiated germinative cells of the folliculosebaceous-apocrine unit. Although the molecular basis for the tumor has not yet to be determinated, current data suggest that a tumor suppressor gene may be involved. In this autosomal dominant form, patients develop multiple trichoepitheliomas on the face, neck and upper trunk beginning in childhood. We report a case of a patient with multiple familial trichoepithelioma with a family in which members have had the same disease.