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Unusual cause for gum hypertrophy and skin nodules in a child
  1. Priyadharshini Rajendran1,
  2. Balaganesh Karmegaraj2,
  3. Mukul Vij3,
  4. Julius Xavier Scott4
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, Ganesh Hospital, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India
  3. 3Global Health City, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  4. 4Department of Paediatric Hemato-Oncology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Balaganesh Karmegaraj, kbgpho{at}


Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) is a rare progressive autosomal recessive disease that is characterised by papulonodular skin lesions, soft tissue masses, joint contractures, gingival hypertrophy and osteolytic bone lesions. We present an 18-month-old boy with JHF. This case demonstrates that JHF should be considered in the differential diagnosis when multiple subcutaneous nodules are observed in the face, head and neck. Gum hypertrophy with palatal nodules is unusual in JHF.

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