Familial eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Eruptive vellus hairs cysts are benign papules consisting of small cysts containing multiple vellus hairs. An eruption commonly develops on the chest and sometimes the upper extremities. These papules are asymptomatic or rarely pruritic. Only a few cases of familial association have been described. We report the development of eruptive vellus hair cysts on the trunk of an 8- and 12-year-old sister and brother.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rodgers, SA; Kitagawa, K; Selim, MA; Bellet, JS

Published Date

  • May 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 367 - 369

PubMed ID

  • 22150961

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1470

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01411.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States