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Syringoma

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* Not a rare disease

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Overview

Syringomas are firm yellowish, translucent, or skin colored papules that are often found on the face, particularly around the eyes. They may occur suddenly in crops or multiples. They arise from the sweat ducts. They usually cause no symptoms. They are not associated with underlying abnormality. They are found more commonly in Caucasians, and in females at puberty or near middle-age.[1][2]
Last updated: 8/6/2009

References

  1. Guldbakke KK. Woman with translucent to yellow papules. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Jul;
  2. Lee KK, Mehrany K, Swanson NA. Recognition and treatment of skin lesions. In: Cummings. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2005;
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
  • MedlinePlus provides more information on skin conditions in general. MedlinePlus is a Web site designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions.

General Information

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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Syringoma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.

Resources for Kids

  • Kids Skin Health, a American Academy of Dermatology's web site, provides kids, teens, and parents with information on skin conditions. Click on Kids Skin Health to access this Web site.

Diagrams/Images

  •  An image of syringoma is available on the Visual Dx Health Web site. Click on Visual Dx Health to view the image.
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