Six cases of three families had basal cell nevus cacinoma syndrome of autosomal dominant inheritance. Five characteristics of this genetic disease are stressed: (1) 40% of cases had sporadic occurrence due to de novo mutations; (2) there are three phases in the manifestation of the disease: congenital abnormalities diagnosed after birth; nevoid phase during childhood with increase at adolescence; oncogen phase after the second decade; (3) symptoms have a variability and age-dependency, (4) this mutant gene can cause both congenital abnormalities and tumours; (5) these patients are very sensitive for environmental mutagens thus it is necessary to limit or to exclude UV and X-rays, cytostatic and immunosuppressive drug treatments.
|Translated title of the contribution||Six cases of basal cell nevus carcinoma in three families|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 10 1996|
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