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Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

These Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) are specially written by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).

The BAD has been awarded The Information Standard certification for the process it employs to develop information products aimed at the general public, which include PILs, Sun Awareness Campaign materials, and other information products.

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Please note:

  1. There are thousands of different skin complaints, therefore, the focus of the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs production is on the most common, rarest or debilitating skin conditions.
  2. The offer to provide details of source materials used to inform the British Association of Dermatologists' PILs is for instances where the advice provided in the PILs does not reflect local practice and therefore evidence supporting said advice needs to be produced. It is not an offer to conduct literature searches or supply bibilographic materials for your own research.

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CYLD cutaneous syndrome

CCS is a rare genetic condition which causes patients to develop multiple benign skin tumours on the scalp and body. The benign skin tumours may be called cylindromas, spiradenomas or trichoepitheliomas, and some patients may have a combination of these tumours. Cylindromas are benign skin tumours that arise from hair follicles, which present as pink lumps on the scalp and trunk. Spiradenomas are benign skin tumours that are often painful, and can have a blue or black colour, and are related to cylindroma. Features of cylindroma and spiradenoma can often be found in a single skin lump in patients with CCS. Trichoepithelioma are skin-coloured small lumps often seen on the skin around the nose.

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