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Basal cell carcinomas in a young woman with Steinert’s disease.

  • Author(s): Miraglia, E
  • Cantisani, C
  • Giustini, S
  • Ambrifi, M
  • Soda, G
  • Calvieri, S
  • et al.
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Steinert’s disease or Myotonic dystrophy type I (DM1) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by myotonia, muscular dystrophy, cataracts, hypogonadism, frontal balding, and electrocardiographic alterations.Several tumors have been associated with DM1 such as pilomatricoma, thymomas and insulinomas. Herein, we describe the unusual onset of multiple basal cell carcinomas in a young woman with DM1.

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