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November 1976

Congenital Generalized Fibromatosis: An African Case With Gingival Hypertrophy and Other Unusual Features

Author Affiliations

From the departments of paediatrics (Drs Familusi, Nottidge, and Antia) and morbid anatomy (Dr Attah), University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(11):1215-1217. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120120049007

• What is believed to be the first reported case of congenital generalized fibromatosis in an African infant is described. Features in our patient, which were not noted in previous reports of the disease, include gingival hypertrophy, ankylosis of joints, skeletal hyperostosis, and lymphatic dilation of the ileal villi. Corticosteroid therapy was tried in the patient, but did not produce any beneficial effect.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1215-1217, 1976).