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Eruptive syringomas in association with severe periodontal disease

Sonya Márina, Valentina Broshtilova, Kazandjieva Jana, Dimitrina Guleva


Introduction: Generalized eruptive syringomas is a rare clinical presentation of a benign adnexal tumor derived from the intraepidermal portion of the eccrine sweat ducts. Clinical presentation shows asymptomatic flesh-colored tumors on the anterior aspect of trunk.

Material and Methods: A case of 51-year-old male with a long-standing generalized eruption of multiple brown-colored papules, associated with odorous perspiration and total loss of teeth which appeared suddenly three years ago.

Results: Punch biopsy specimen revealed a normal epidermis overlying a dermis that was filled with multiple ducts embedded in a fibrous stroma. Тhe diagnosis of multiple syringomas was concluded. The perspiration odor was attributed to the presence of Gram-negative anaerobic bacteria.

Conclusion: Speculations on the possible common pathogenetic background are presented.


multiple syringomas; perspiration; periodontal disease

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About The Authors

Sonya Márina
Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Dep. of Dermatology and Venereology

Valentina Broshtilova
Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Dep. of Dermatology and Venereology

Kazandjieva Jana
Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Dep. of Dermatology and Venereology

Dimitrina Guleva
Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Dep. of Dermatology and Venereology

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