Other causes of skin tags

Basaloid Follicular Hamartoma Syndrome

Brooke-Spiegler Syndrome (BSS)

Cowden Syndrome

  • Cowden syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome caused by mutations in the PTEN, KLLN, SDHB or SDHD genes.
  • Related skin lesion: Trichilemmoma.

Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer (HLRCC)

Rombo Syndrome

Familial multiple discoid fibromas (FMDF)

  • FMDF is an autosomal dominant genetic disease.
  • FMDF is similar to BHD syndrome but patients only have skin lesions, with no kidney or lung symptoms.
  • FMDF is caused by mutations in the FNIP1 gene, which interacts with the BHD gene, FLCN, and might explain the similar skin symptoms between the two syndromes.
  • Related skin lesion: discoid fibroma
  • You can learn more about FMDF on the BHD Research Blog.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

  • TSC is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by mutations in the TSC1 or TSC2 genes.
  • Related skin lesion: angiofibroma.
  • You can learn more about TSC at the TS Association (UK) or TS Alliance (USA) websites.

 

Publication date: December 2014
Review date: December 2017