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October 1951


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, State University of Iowa College of Medicine.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(4):506-507. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570100123019

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Adenoma sebaceum is a rather rare developmental anomaly which has been described extensively in the dermatologic literature and, also, because of its association with other developmental lesions, in the psychiatric, neurologic, and other literature. The syndrome epiloia includes adenoma sebaceum and tuberous sclerosis, with mental deficiency and epilepsy. The typical lesions of adenoma sebaceum appear as small erythematous nodules about the center of the face, and there may be other nevoid lesions, such as pigmented spots, fibromatous nevi, and papillomas. There are frequently tumors and cysts of the heart and kidneys. A case recently studied at the University Hospitals was extreme enough to warrant a case report.

REPORT OF CASE  D. M., a 20-yr.-old white man, was admitted to the University Hospitals on Aug. 22, 1950, from a state hospital for epileptics and feebleminded, for consideration of treatment of a large grape-like cluster of adenoma sebaceum on the chin

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