Diagnostic Criteria

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Gorlin Syndrome is diagnosed in individuals with two major diagnostic criteria and one minor diagnostic criterion or one major and three minor diagnostic criteria.

These criteria are based on examination of family cases in England, a land not noted for excessive sunlight. The numbers of BCCs acceptable as a major criterion will vary according to the climate, and will need adaptation for countries such as Australia.

Major criteria

Minor criteria

It is worth noting that some of the symptoms listed under minor criteria are rare.  Speak to your doctor if you have worries or concerns about any aspect of the condition.  

Ref: Neviod Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome. Synonyms: Basal Cell Nevus syndrome (BCNS), Gorlin syndrome, NBCCS. D Gareth Evans, MD, FRCP and Peter A Farndon, MD, FRCP Gene Reviews 20301330  Oct 2015

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