Juvenile elastoma and osteopoikilosis (the Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome)

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  • J. G.L. MORRISON,

    1. Institute of Dermatology, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London WC2
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  • E. WILSON JONES,

    1. Institute of Dermatology, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London WC2
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  • D. M. MACDONALD

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    1. Institute of Dermatology, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London WC2
      Dr D.M.MacDonald, Institute of Dermatology, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London WC2.
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Dr D.M.MacDonald, Institute of Dermatology, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London WC2.

SUMMARY

Sixteen patients from seven different families with the Buschke-OUendorff syndrome have been studied. Osteopoikilosis was found in two-thirds of the patients radiologically examined and all but two had skin involvement. The predominant clinical pattern consisted of grouped skin coloured papules and discs that were distributed asymmetrically and which usually had presented at an early age. The skin lesions showed the characteristic histological changes of juvenile elastoma which, it is suggested, is the specific dermatological abnormality of the Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome.

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