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Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome in a black patient: a case report

A B Fleischer, S M Panzer, C E Wheeler
Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner 1990, 45 (2): 103-5
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Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome is an uncommon hereditary systemic disorder characterized by localized vascular ectasia of the skin and gastrointestinal system. Review of patients reported to date with this disorder indicates that it has been described in only one black patient. We report a case of this syndrome in a young black man with a significant gastrointestinal bleeding and small numbers of distinct skin lesions. Early diagnosis of this disorder is essential so that patients can be referred to appropriate medical specialists in a timely manner.

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