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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 79  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88-91

Multicentric calcified trichilemmal cysts with alopecia universalis affecting siblings

Haneef N Sadath, S Ramachandra, Metta A Kumar, K Haritha 
 Department of DVL, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda Dist., Andhra Pradesh, India

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Haneef N Sadath
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India

Trichilemmal cyst, also known as DQpilar cyst,DQ is a benign cyst containing keratin and its breakdown products with a wall resembling external root sheath of hair. It occurs mostly in females as a solitary firm nodule over scalp. Occurrence of multiple trichilemmal cysts in areas other than scalp is extremely rare. We are reporting a case of a 40-years-old female who presented with multiple calcified trichilemmal cysts in multicentric distribution associated with alopecia universalis. Similar complaints were present in elder sister of the patient, indicating a genetic background. Multicentric distribution of trichilemmal cysts, calcification, familial occurrence, and association with alopecia universalis seen in our case are all rare and intriguing features.


How to cite this article:
Sadath HN, Ramachandra S, Kumar MA, Haritha K. Multicentric calcified trichilemmal cysts with alopecia universalis affecting siblings.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2013;79:88-91


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Sadath HN, Ramachandra S, Kumar MA, Haritha K. Multicentric calcified trichilemmal cysts with alopecia universalis affecting siblings. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];79:88-91
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