Ellen Caroline Toledo do Nascimento

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Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is a rare, inherited autosomal-dominant genodermatosis caused by mutations in the folliculin gene (FLCN), which is located within the chromosomal band 17p11.2 (1). Patients with BHDS are prone to fibrofolliculomas, trichodiscomas, and acrochordons on the face, neck, and upper trunk; renal tumors; pulmonary cysts; and(More)
A 27-year-old female patient was referred to our outpatient clinic with a 1-year history of shortness of breath when walking fast on level ground or when climbing stairs. Symptoms worsened after a second episode of spontaneous left pneumothorax, when a chest tube was placed in another hospital for complete lung expansion. During this hospitalization, an(More)
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