Journal of Dermatology Research and Skin Care

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Non-invasive characterization of allograft dermis, skin and scar using vibrational OCT

World Dermatologist Summit and Skin Care Expo
October 30-31, 2017 | Toronto, Canada

Eslam Alshawadfy

University of Glasgow, Egypt

Keynote : Dermatol Res Skin Care


Piebaldism is a rare disorder present at birth and inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. It results from a mutation in the c-kit proto-oncogene and is associated with a defect in the migration and differentiation of melanoblasts from the neural crest. We report a 15-year-old girl with both piebaldism and neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). She presented with a congenital depigmented patch of the forehead, as well as acquired white forelock, depigmentation of the medial eyebrows, and depigmented patches of the legs. In addition, some café au lait macules were observed at birth on the trunk and neck. To our knowledge, the association of piebaldism and NF1 has been described previously in at least six case reports. Awareness of this rare association is relevant to ensure early diagnosis and adequate follow-up for NF1.


Eslam Alshawadf is a highly personable, competent and team spirited Dermatologist, recognized for excelling in fast track, high stress environments. He can put patients at ease and establish subtle and often difficult to make diagnosis with special interest in aesthetics, cosmetology and laser surgery.  He is a Member of the Editorial Board of SM Dermatology Journal. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology and Member of the Editorial Board of Gavin Journal of Dermatology Research and Therapy.

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