J Dermatol 2020 Sep 12;47(9):1063-1066. Epub 2020 Jul 12.
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
Melorheostosis (MEL) is a rare benign bone disorder that can be associated with several anomalies, including vascular abnormalities, nevus sebaceus, unilateral nevoid telangiectasia, linear scleroderma and hypertrichosis. We report the case of a 6-year-old patient who showed an unusual co-occurrence of bone hyperostosis and different skin lesions affecting the same side of the body: MEL, verrucous epidermal nevus, connective tissue nevus, linear scleroderma-like disorder, hyperpigmentation and hypertrichosis. The spatial co-occurrence of these conditions made us speculate as to whether they originated from a common genetic mechanism or if their co-occurrence was completely accidental. Read More