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Albrights Hereditary Osteodystrophy
Ya-Ching Chang, Yu-Shung Lee, Heng-Leong Chan, Huei-Shyong Wang
Dermatol Sinica 13: 231-240, 1995

Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO) is a rare genetic disorder. It is characterized by short stature, obesity, round face, brachydactyly, mental retardation and ectopic calcification. It can occur in patients in which a peripheral resistance to parathyroid hormone can be demonstrated (pseudohypoparathyroidism) or in subjects who do not show abormalities in calcium and phosphate metabolism (pseudo-pseudohypoparathyroidism).We report a case of AHO presenting with hypocalcemic siezures. She also had multiple hard nodules discrete over trunk and four limbs noted since early infant. Skin biopsy showed osteoma cutis. We review the papers about AHO and emphasize the importance of recognizing osteoma cutis as an early manifestation of AHO.

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