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Monday, February 04, 2008

Quiz: Skin station

This gentleman has multiple similar lesions distributed over face, limbs as well as trunk. Please describe the lesions.

What is the significance of these lesions?
Hint: related to any syndrome?

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At 2/06/2008 02:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is wide spread pigmented macular lesions in the face, trunks & limbs, they are a symmetrical, so may be are multiple navi, the syndrome may be "dysplastic nevus syndrome"

At 2/06/2008 02:55:00 AM, Blogger David Teoh said...

Is a good differential..
Any other thoughts? more related to medical or MRCP...

At 2/06/2008 07:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

multiple purpuric rashes all over the body.
diff diagnosis: vasculitic rash, infection (eg.meningococcal), DIC,HSP,hematological(lymphoma/leukemia)

At 2/06/2008 08:17:00 AM, Blogger David Teoh said...

nope, if they are all lentigines..any other thoughts?

At 2/06/2008 07:47:00 PM, Anonymous jessica said...

there are multiple brown pigmented spots which look like lentigines. The differential would include: myxoma syndromes like LAMB and Carney-complex, also multiple lentigines syndrome (LEOPARD), Peutz-Jeghers (although would be more hamartomas).

At 2/06/2008 08:28:00 PM, Blogger drazadbd said...

LEOPARD syndrome

At 2/06/2008 08:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEOPARD syndrome

At 2/06/2008 10:05:00 PM, Anonymous ILOVEPACES said...

These small pigmented macules , when associated with intestinal polyposis , are suggestive of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome which is an autosomal dominant condition . I would also like to look for signs of anaemia, examine the abdominal system including performing a rectal examination.

At 2/06/2008 10:07:00 PM, Blogger David Teoh said...

Brilliant, jessica!

Need to consider LEOPARD syndrome or LAMB in this case

* L -- lentigines
* E -- electrocardiogram abnormalities
* O -- ocular hyperteleorism
* P -- pulmonary stenosis
* A -- abnormal genitalia
* R -- retardation of growth
* D -- deafness

* L -- lentigines
* AM -- Atrial myxoma
* B -- Blue nevi

At 2/09/2008 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This patient has wide spread hyperpigmented macules my first differential is familia atypical mole-melanoma syndrome especially with the involvement of the dorsumof the feet.It is premalignant sopatient needs to be monitor closely for any change.The second differential is patterned inherited lentiginosis.

At 2/10/2008 07:02:00 PM, Blogger David Teoh said...

dysplastic nevus syndrome is a good differential, but all the lesions here are it is multiple lentigines syndrome eg LEOPARD or LAMB

At 4/06/2008 01:36:00 AM, Blogger amer albadry said...

Fabrys disease

At 4/22/2008 01:56:00 PM, Anonymous anna said...

nice post

At 10/08/2008 03:22:00 AM, Anonymous rizvan said...

I think peutzz jeghers syndrome should not be considered in this case as it has pigmented macules only in perioral areas, and hands

At 11/05/2008 08:45:00 AM, Blogger ahsan said...

xeroderma pigmentosa ??
what do you think dav?
pls, let me know ?

At 11/03/2011 08:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cafe au lait of type 1 neurofibromatousis


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