Familial leiomyomatosis cutis affecting nine family members in two successive generations including four cases of Reed's syndrome
ABSTRACT Reed's syndrome or familial leiomyomatosis cutis et uteri is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomas. We report here a case of a 53-year-old woman who presented to us with multiple painful nodules over different parts of her body. Based on the histopathological examination, imaging, and past medical records, a diagnosis of Reed's syndrome was made. Three of her sisters had similar disease. Subsequently, it was found that a total of nine members of their family in two successive generations were affected with cutaneous leiomyomas. The present case series has been reported for its interesting clinical presentations and rarity.
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ABSTRACT: Cutaneous mosaicism is a possible cause of segmental skin diseases. Cutaneous leiomyomatosis represent a spectrum of conditions ranging from single lesions to disseminated wide distribution. Reed's syndrome, is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomas.Journal of Dermatological Case Reports 09/2014; 8(3):67-9. DOI:10.3315/jdcr.2014.1178
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ABSTRACT: Cutaneous leiomyomas are uncommon, benign smooth muscle tumors originating from the arrector pili muscle of the hair follicle that are frequently unrecognized and underdiagnosed by clinicians. They sometimes coexist with common uterine fibroids in an inherited disorder named multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis, also referred to as Reed's syndrome. We report a case of Reed's syndrome in a young woman who had been misdiagnosed for many years.Case Reports in Dermatology 05/2014; 6(2):189-93. DOI:10.1159/000365862