Pediatric Dermatology

Unilateral Facial Angiofibromas Without Other Evidence of Tuberous Sclerosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature (See Erratum 2008;81:155)

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Bilateral facial angiofibromas are common cutaneous manifestations of tuberous sclerosis, an autosomal-dominant disease characterized by hamartomas of multiple organs. Papules in patients with tuberous sclerosis typically appear between 4 and 10 years of age, becoming more extensive during puberty before stabilizing. We present a 28-year-old man with unilateral facial angiofibromas, which may represent a segmental form of tuberous sclerosis.


 

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