Contributed by Debra L. Callahan, M.D. and E. Leon Barnes, M.D.
Published on line in June 1997
The patient is a 42-year-old white male with a long history of various pathologies affecting multiple tissues of his body. At six years of age, he underwent corrective eye surgery for strabismus. During the same year he developed several lipomas; at eight, multiple skin tags on his neck and face; at nine, recurrent boils on his left hand; during adolescence, oral cysts associated with inflammation and jaw infections and requiring surgery, sinusitis, and scoliosis; and at twenty-four, skin "sores" and a right foot abscess. More recently, he developed multiple skin lesions too numerous to count and exhibited palmar and plantar pitting as well as calcification of the falx cerebri.