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Multiple papulonodular lesions on central area of the face: what is your diagnosis?

  • Author(s): Rato, Margarida
  • Filipe Monteiro, Ana
  • Aranha, João
  • Tavares, Ermelindo
  • et al.
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A healthy 31-year-old woman presented with a 20-year history of asymptomatic skin-colored papules and nodules on the central area of the face. Her maternal grandmother, aunts, mother, and sister also had similar lesions. Clinical, histopathological, and genetic features allowed the diagnosis of multiple familial trichoepithelioma. The patient and family were referred to the genetic department for genetic counselling. Close follow-up for the possibility of secondary basal cell carcinoma is warranted.

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