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Jornal de Pediatria

Print version ISSN 0021-7557On-line version ISSN 1678-4782

Abstract

SCHENATO, Letícia K. et al. Essential primary Cutis verticis gyrata. J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) [online]. 2002, vol.78, n.1, pp.75-80. ISSN 0021-7557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0021-75572002000100016.

Objective: to report a rare case of a child with essential primary Cutis verticis gyrata.Report: nine-year-old boy with extensive hypertrophy of scalp skin, with a cerebriform appearance. No underlying neurologic and ophthalmologic disorders were found, and no other cases were described in his family. Comments: the diagnosis of primary Cutis verticis gyrata was established by thickening of the scalp and absence of neurologic and ophthalmologic abnormalities. Differential diagnosis comprises secondary conditions such as: cerebriform intradermal nevus, pachydermoperiostosis, acromegaly, and inflammatory diseases of the scalp. This is the first report of a child with this form of Cutis verticis gyrata.

Keywords : Cutis verticis gyrata; skin diseases; scalp dermatoses.

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