Brauers syndrome

Synonym(s)

Focal facial dysplasia; hereditary symmetrical aplastic nevi of the temples

Definition

Hereditary, focal pigmented nevi of the forehead and chin associated with either the absence of eyelashes or double rows of eyelashes and absence of sweat glands in the lesions

Pathogenesis

Unknown; autosomal dominant inheritance

104 Brazilian blastomycosis

Clinical manifestation

Hereditary, focal pigmented nevi, similar to forceps marks; located on the forehead and chin; absence of eyelashes or double rows of eyelashes and aplasia of the sweat glands in the lesions; protuberant nose

Differential diagnosis

Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia

Therapy

None

References

Pinheiro M, Freire-Maia N (1994) Ectodermal dysplasias: A clinical classification and a causal review. American Journal of Medical Genetics

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