Familial leiomyomatosis cutis affecting nine family members in two successive generations including four cases of Reed's syndrome

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology (Impact Factor: 1.33). 01/2013; 79(1):83-7. DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.104674
Source: PubMed

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.