Osteoma cutis as the presenting feature of albright hereditary osteodystrophy associated with pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism.Ann Dermatol 2009; 21(2):154-8AD
Primary osteoma cutis is characterized by the formation of normal bone tissue in the dermis or subcutis without any underlying tissue abnormality or pre-existing calcification. This illness is associated with Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO), which is characterized by such physical features as a short stature, round face, obesity, brachydactyly and osteoma cutis. Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is an inherited metabolic disorder that's characterized by resistance to parathyroid hormone, and PHP is present in most AHO patients. An AHO phenotype without hormonal resistance is called pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (PPHP). Osteoma cutis is less common in patients with PPHP than in patients with PHP. We present here a case of osteoma cutis as the cardinal manifestation of AHO associated with PPHP. Osteoma cutis is an important sign of AHO and its significance should not be overlooked, even if the patient has normal values on the serum biochemical tests.