Romanian Journal of Rheumatology, Volume XXV, No. 4, 2016
ISSN 1843-0791  |  e-ISSN 2069-6086
ISSN-L 1843-0791

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Parry Romberg syndrome

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Parry-Romberg syndrome, which is also known as progressive facial hemiatrophy, is a variant of localized scleroderma. This is a rare condition (OMIM # 141300), characterized by a progressive but self-limited atrophy of the skin and subcutaneous tissue on one side of the face. We present the case of a 9 year old boy with a typical presentation of hemifacial atrophy, with Borrelia burgdorferi infection without any changes of the nervous system.

Keywords: Parry – Romberg syndrome, progressive facial hemiatrophy, scleroderma

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