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Profuse Congenital Familial Milia with Absent Dermatoglyphics (Basan’s Syndrome): Description of a New Family

Authors

  • Paula Carolina Luna M.D.,

    1. Dermatology Department, Hospital Alemán, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2. Pediatric Dermatology Section, Hospital Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Margarita Larralde M.D.

    1. Dermatology Department, Hospital Alemán, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2. Pediatric Dermatology Section, Hospital Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Address correspondence to Paula Carolina Luna, M.D., Dermatology Department, Hospital Alemán, Arenales 2557 1ro A, ZC 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina, or e-mail: paulacarolinaluna@gmail.com.

Abstract

Abstract:  Milia are common, small, keratin-containing cysts frequently seen in all age groups. They may arise spontaneously or develop after a variety of stimuli. They can be found alone or as part of syndromes. We present a female neonate born not only with profuse facial milia, but also with acral bullae and absent dermatoglyphics. Similar features were seen in several members of her family. These findings correspond to the syndrome known as Basan’s syndrome, a rare autosomal-dominant inherited dermatosis characterized by profuse congenital milia, transient neonatal acral bullae, and absence of dermatoglyphics.

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