J Dermatol Plast Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Focal Dermal Hypoplasia: A Male Case

Kan Wu1*, Bin Hu2, Yingxue Huang3, Wei Zhang4 and Jianfang Sun4

1Department of Dermatology, General Clinic, China
2Department of Dermatology, Wuhan No.1 Hospital, China
3Department of Dermatology, Xiangya Hospital, China
4Department of Pathology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China

*Correspondance to: Kan Wu 

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A 17-year-old male presented with multiple linear distributed erythema and papules which first appeared since birth. The erythema was fragile, easily traumatized, and often healed with hypopigmented atrophic scars. The right first and second fingers and nails were hypoplastic. Generalized linear or whorled hyperpigmented patches gradually developed and multiple papillomatous papules emerged during childhood, which were mainly distributed in the perioral region. A skin biopsy found epidermal parakeratosis, diminished dermal thickness, increased vasculatures in dermal papillae, and upward migration of subcutaneous fat layer known as “fat herniation”. A diagnosis of focal dermal hypoplasia was thus established.


Focal dermal hypolasia; Goltz-gorlin syndrome; Blaschko’s line; Linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis


Wu K, Hu B, Huang Y, Zhang W, Sun J. Focal Dermal Hypoplasia: A Male Case. J Dermatol Plast Surg. 2016; 1(1): 1002.

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