Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome (BOS) comprises of osteopoikilosis associated with disseminated connective tissue and cutaneous yellowish naevi, predominantly on the extremities and trunk 1-2.  

Recent genetic work has linked BOS to both isolated osteopoikilosis and melorheostosis 1.

Historical context

It was first described by the following three people:

  • Helene Ollendorff Curth: German-American dermatologist, Columbia University (1899-?)
  • Abraham Buschke: German dermatologist (1868-1943) 
  • Hans Theodor Schreus: German radiologist (1892-1970) 
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Article information

rID: 7194
Tag: skin
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome (BOS)

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