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Fordyce’s Condition

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Fordyce’s condition. The face abounds in sebaceous glands. Normally their distribution stops sharply at the junction of the skin and vermilion of the lips. Commonly, however, ectopic sebaceous glands are found within the lips under the vermilion and sometimes within the oral mucosa of the lips and even in the buccal mucosa. The condition is harmless and may have been present long before the patient or parents became aware of it. No treatment is required or available.

Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology

Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal

Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Sources: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology

Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal

Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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