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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(7), 136-138
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-7-2
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Proteus Syndrome

Hiba Hikmat Maqdasi1,

1AL Kindy teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

Pub. Date: July 23, 2014

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Hiba Hikmat Maqdasi. Proteus Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(7):136-138. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-7-2


This rare sporadic disease is named after the Greek god Proteus who could change shape. The syndrome has protean manifestations that include partial gigantism of the hands and feet, cerebriform plantar hyperplasia, hemangiomas, lipomas, lipohypoplasia, linear verrucous epidermal nevi, patchy dermal hypoplasia, macrocephaly, hyperostosis, muscular hypoplasia, and hypertrophy of the long bones.

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