Hereditary multiple fibrofolliculomas, trichodiscomas and acrochordons: Syndrome of Birt-Hogg-Dube

Massimiliano Scalvenzi, Giuseppe Argenziano, Elena Sammarco, Mario Delfino

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The syndrome of Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) is an autosomal dominant syndrome, characterized by a triad of cutaneous lesions including multiple fibrofolliculomas, trichodiscomas, and acrochordons. There are many clinical expressions, solitary and multiple forms, with or without other skin tumors. In the literature BHD syndrome has been associated with internal malignancy. We describe a patient with multiple firm, skin-colored papules in which the three types of lesion are documented. No signs of systemic disease were present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Acrochordon
  • Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
  • Fibrofolliculoma
  • Trichodiscoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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