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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 670-671  

Focal facial dermal dysplasia type 4

1 Department of Dermatology, Katihar Medical College and Hospital, Katihar, Bihar, India
2 Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Date of Web Publication13-Jul-2020

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Anupam Das
Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_347_19

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Kumar P, Das A. Focal facial dermal dysplasia type 4. Indian Dermatol Online J 2020;11:670-1

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Kumar P, Das A. Focal facial dermal dysplasia type 4. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 3];11:670-1. Available from: https://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2020/11/4/670/276575

A 17-year old girl presented with asymptomatic, atrophic scars on both cheeks since birth. Her parents gave a history of unassisted vaginal delivery, following an uncomplicated pregnancy. There was a history of fluid filled lesions (2 years ago), on the site of hypopigmented atrophic scars. The lesions used to accumulate clear fluid, despite multiple attempts of draining the fluid. The lesions were not accompanied by any erythema or discomfort, and did not increase in number. Family history was non-contributory. Cutaneous examination showed three circular to oval, hypopigmented, atrophic scars of 1–1.5 cm in diameter, over the right pre-auricular region [Figure 1]. One similar oval lesion of 2 cm diameter, accompanied by a tiny similar lesion at its lower pole, was noted in the left pre-auricular region [Figure 2]. Some of these lesions showed a hyperpigmented rim with long thin fine hairs, resembling membranous aplasia cutis congenita. Computed tomography scan of the skull did not show any anatomical abnormalities. A clinical diagnosis of focal facial dermal dysplasia type 4 (FFDD4) was made based on clinical findings, and biopsy could not be performed.
Figure 1: Three atrophic, hypopigmented scars in the right pre-auricular region

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Figure 2: One large atrophic, hypopigmented scar and a similar tiny lesion in the left pre-auricular region

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Focal facial dermal dysplasias (FFDDs) are a group of inherited developmental facial defects that occur at the site of the dermal fusion along the fronto-nasal and maxillary prominences (types 1, 2, and 3) or along the maxillary and mandibular prominences (type 4) and resemble lesions of membranous aplasia cutis congenita clinically.[1],[2]

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Lee BH, Aggarwal A, Slavotinek A, Edelmann L, Chen B, Desnick RJ. The focal facial dermal dysplasias: Phenotypic spectrum and molecular genetic heterogeneity. J Med Genet 2017;54:585-90.  Back to cited text no. 1
Slavotinek AM, Mehrotra P, Nazarenko I, Tang PL, Lao R, Cameron D, et al. Focal facial dermal dysplasia, type IV, is caused by mutations in CYP26C1. Hum Mol Genet 2013;22:696-703.  Back to cited text no. 2


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