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Familial multiple basaloid follicular hamartoma


Basaloid follicular hamartoma (BFH) is a rare follicular hamartoma of benign nature, which should be part of the differential diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma. Familial multiple BFH (FMBFH) is a hereditary subtype which typically presents early in life with multiple small, skin-colored papules primarily on the central face. Although these lesions are usually asymptomatic, they can be cosmetically disfiguring. Treatment options include surgery, cryotherapy, CO2 laser and imiquimod; no standard of care has been determined. We present a case of FMBFH presenting in adulthood, which was treated with CO2 laser with satisfactory results.

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