Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome

Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome (BOS) , also known as disseminated dermatofibrosis lenticularis 2, comprises of osteopoikilosis associated with disseminated connective tissue and cutaneous yellowish nevi, predominantly on the extremities and trunk 1.  

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

History and etymology

Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome was first described by:

  • Helene Ollendorff Curth: German-American dermatologist (1899-1982), Ollendorf was her maiden name 2
  • Abraham Buschke: German dermatologist (1868-1943) 3
  • Hans Theodor Schreus: German dermatologist and radiologist (1892-1970) ref
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Article information

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

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