Case Report 7 - Adult Female onset age 24 showing progression to age 44
Age of onset: Initial symptoms appeared at age 24 soon after birth of her child.
Initial Symptoms: A white patch on lower left corner of mouth appeared which progressed down chin and back up into cheek. White patch resembled a faded out scar.
Medications tried: Fluocinonide cream 0.1%
Progressive Symptoms: Diagnosed with hemifacial atrophy around age 27 by a maxofacial orthodontist. Over the past year and a half, the disease has become bilateral causing beginning atrophy on right side of face.
Patient has concerns that Parry-Romberg Syndrome may have relationship with Lupus since mother has Lupus (discoid) and patient’s daughter has systemic Lupus/nephritis.
Strongly desires microvascular surgery for improvement of facial wasting but does not have insurance. 10/1/08