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Ferguson Smith's syndrome

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Self-healing squamous epithelioma. A skin neoplasm characterized by a succession of lesions on the apparently normal skin. They are acne like eruptions with central horny plugs, gradually increasing in size and forming ulcerations. They heal spontaneously with scarring and are most common on the face and extremities of male adolescents and young adults. The condition is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait.


  • J. Ferguson Smith:
    A case of multiple primary squamous-celled carcinomata of the skin in a young man, with spontaneous healing.
    The British Journal of Dermatology, Oxford, 1934, 46: 267-272.

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