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    Aplasia Cutis Congenita: Trichoscopy Findings.
    Int J Trichology 2016 Oct-Dec;8(4):184-185
    Department of Dermatology, Marília's Medical School, FAMEMA, Brazil.
    Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare disorder characterized by localized absence of skin that most commonly affects the scalp. We present a case of ACC in a 45-day-old girl and the dermoscopic findings. Dermoscopy has shown to be an easy, fast and useful method for the diagnosis of this condition. Read More

    A novel mutation in homeobox DNA binding domain of HOXC13 gene underlies pure hair and nail ectodermal dysplasia (ECTD9) in a Pakistani family.
    BMC Med Genet 2017 Apr 12;18(1):42. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat, 26000, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
    Background: Pure hair and nail ectodermal dysplasia (PHNED) is a congenital disorder of hair abnormalities and nail dysplasia. Both autosomal recessive and dominant inheritance fashion of PHNED occurs. In literature, to date, five different forms of PHNED have been reported at molecular level, having three genes known and two loci with no gene yet. Read More

    Implant-supported Oral Rehabilitation in Child with Ectodermal Dysplasia - 4-year Follow-up.
    Bull Tokyo Dent Coll 2017 ;58(1):49-56
    Private Practice.
    Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is an anomaly determined by genetic factors that alter ectodermal structures such as skin, hair, nails, glands, and teeth. Children affected by this condition require extensive, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary treatment. An 8-year-old female patient visited the Dentistry Clinic of the Federal University of Santa Catarina with the chief complaint of multiple missing teeth. Read More

    Hypotrichosis with juvenile macular dystrophy: a case report with molecular study.
    Arq Bras Oftalmol 2017 Jan-Feb;80(1):49-51
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA.
    Hypotrichosis with juvenile macular dystrophy is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by sparse scalp hair caused by hair follicle abnormalities as well as progressive retinal degeneration leading to blindness in the second or third decade of life. It is associated with mutations of the cadherin 3 (CDH3) gene, which result in abnormal expression of P-cadherin. Mutations in CDH3 are related to ectodermal dysplasia, ectrodactyly, and macular dystrophy. Read More

    Evaluation of Masticatory Stimulation Effect on the Maxillary Transversal Growth in Ectodermal Dysplasia Children.
    Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017 Jan-Mar;10(1):55-61. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
    Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
    Aims: Severe oligodontia is one of the most important symptoms in children with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED). The growth of the maxilla is a key consideration in restoring their mouth. The aim of this study was to evaluate the transversal maxillary sutural growth, after passive masticatory stimulation, in HED children. Read More

    A Novel Splicesite Mutation in the EDAR Gene Causes Severe Autosomal Recessive Hypohydrotic (Anhidrotic) Ectodermal Dysplasia in an Iranian Family.
    Int J Mol Cell Med 2016 23;5(4):260-263. Epub 2016 Oct 23.
    Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a rare congenital disorder arising from deficient development of ectoderm-derived structures including skin, nails, glands and teeth. The phenotype of HED is associated with mutation in EDA, EDAR, EDARADD and NEMO genes, all of them disruptingNF-κB signaling cascade necessary for initiation, formation and differentiation in the embryo and adult. Here we describe a novel acceptor splice site mutation c. Read More

    Intrafamilial phenotypic variability in a Polish family with Sensenbrenner syndrome and biallelic WDR35 mutations.
    Am J Med Genet A 2017 May 23;173(5):1364-1368. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
    Department of Medical Genetics, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland.
    Sensenbrenner syndrome (cranioectodermal dysplasia, CED) is a very rare autosomal recessive ciliopathy. Cranioectodermal dysplasia is characterized by craniofacial, skeletal, and ectodermal abnormalities. About 50 patients have been described to date. Read More

    Blepharocheilodontic syndrome is a CDH1 pathway-related disorder due to mutations in CDH1 and CTNND1.
    Genet Med 2017 Mar 16. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
    Department of Medical Genetics, Lille University Hospital, CHU Lille, Lille, France.
    Purpose: Blepharocheilodontic (BCD) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by eyelid malformations, cleft lip/palate, and ectodermal dysplasia. The molecular basis of BCD syndrome remains unknown.

    Methods: We recruited 11 patients from 8 families and performed exome sequencing for 5 families with de novo BCD syndrome cases and targeted Sanger sequencing in the 3 remaining families. Read More

    Oculoectodermal syndrome: twentieth described case with new manifestations.
    An Bras Dermatol 2016 Sep-Oct;91(5 suppl 1):160-162
    Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP) - Recife (PE), Brazil.
    Oculoectodermal syndrome is a rare disease characterized by the association of aplasia cutis congenita, epibulbar dermoids, and other abnormalities. This report describes the twentieth case of the disease. We report a 4-year-old female child who presented with the classical features of the syndrome: aplasia cutis congenita and epibulbar dermoids. Read More

    Tricho-dento-osseous syndrome and precocious eruption.
    J Clin Exp Dent 2017 Mar 1;9(3):e494-e497. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
    Professor & HOD, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
    Tricho-dento-osseous syndrome (TDO), an uncommon form of ectodermal dysplasia is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder which is characterized by inherited defects in tissues arising from epithelial-mesenchymal interaction. Genetic studies have revealed that it is caused by mutation in the DLX3 gene. TDO presents with a great phenotypic heterogeneity and studies have suggested that this heterogeneity is the result of environmental factors or other genetic modifiers. Read More

    A Novel Homozygous Missense Mutation in HOXC13 Leads to Autosomal Recessive Pure Hair and Nail Ectodermal Dysplasia.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Mar;34(2):172-175
    Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
    Pure hair and nail ectodermal dysplasia (PHNED) is a rare disorder that presents with hypotrichosis and nail dystrophy while sparing other ectodermal structures such as teeth and sweat glands. We describe a homozygous novel missense mutation in the HOXC13 gene that resulted in autosomal recessive PHNED in a Hispanic child. The mutation c. Read More

    Intermediate Phenotype between ADULT Syndrome and EEC Syndrome Caused by R243Q Mutation in TP63.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2016 Dec 22;4(12):e1185. Epub 2016 Dec 22.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan; Department of Human Genetics, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan; and Section of Molecular Craniofacial Embryology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
    A patient who had ectrodactyly, dry skin, exfoliative dermatitis, and hypodontia with peg-shaped teeth, but not cleft lip and palate, is described. Ectrodactyly with a tooth anomaly is recognized in both acro-dermato-ungual-lacrimal-tooth (ADULT) syndrome and ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft (EEC) syndrome. These 2 syndromes are caused by heterozygous mutations in the transcriptional factor gene p63. Read More

    Oral health considerations in a patient with oligosymptomatic ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft syndrome.
    Gen Dent 2017 Mar-Apr;65(2):66-69
    Ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft (EEC) syndrome-a complex, pleiotropic disorder resulting in multiple congenital anomalies-has an unpredictable clinical expression and is typically manifested as an autosomal-dominant trait. This article presents a rare case of oligosymptomatic EEC syndrome in a 19-year-old man who exhibited atypical dental findings but no cleft lip or palate. This article is intended to create awareness about this rare syndrome and highlight the role of oral healthcare specialists in improving the quality of life for patients with EEC. Read More

    Dermoscopic Findings of Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita.
    Skin Appendage Disord 2017 Jan 8;2(3-4):177-179. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
    Hair and Scalp Diseases, Outpatient Clinic, Division of Dermatology, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare disease characterized by congenital absence of skin, affecting preferentially the scalp. Diagnosis is made clinically; however, recent studies have shown that dermoscopy can be a useful tool for the diagnosis and differentiation from sebaceous nevus. The clinical findings include a shiny atrophic alopecic patch associated with dermoscopic findings of absent follicular openings, thicker vessels and a distinct collar hypertrichosis. Read More

    Almost Unilateral Focal Dermal Hypoplasia.
    Ann Dermatol 2017 Feb 3;29(1):91-94. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    Department of Dermatology, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
    Focal dermal hypoplasia, caused by mutations in PORCN, is an X-linked ectodermal dysplasia, also known as Goltz syndrome. Only seven cases of unilateral or almost unilateral focal dermal hypoplasia have been reported in the English literature and there have been no previously reported cases in the Republic of Korea. A 19-year-old female presented with scalp defects, skin lesions on the right leg and the right trunk, and syndactyly of the right fourth and fifth toes. Read More

    A case report of reactive solitary eccrine syringofibroadenoma.
    Indian Dermatol Online J 2017 Jan-Feb;8(1):35-38
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, India.
    Eccrine syringofibroadenoma is a very rare benign tumour of acrosyringium of eccrine sweat duct. Based on the evidences of known etiological factors, two forms have been proposed; reactive and nonreactive. Reactive forms are rarer, and on even rarer occasions, trauma complicated by secondary nonspecific infections may lead to the development of reactive eccrine syringofibroadenoma, as in our case. Read More

    Oral Rehabilitation of a Patient With Ectodermal Dysplasia Treated With Fresh-Frozen Bone Allografts and Computer-Guided Implant Placement: A Clinical Case Report.
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Jan 20. Epub 2017 Jan 20.
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Implant Center for Edentulism and Jawbone Atrophies, Maxillo-Facial and Odontostomatology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
    Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is an inherited disorder characterized by abnormality of ectodermally derived structures. A recurrent oral finding is oligodontia, which in turn leads to a severely hypotrophic alveolar process with typical knife-edge morphology and adverse ridge contours. This unfavorable anatomy can seriously hamper proper implant placement. Read More

    A case of mosaicism in ectodermal dysplasia - skin fragility syndrome.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Feb 9. Epub 2017 Feb 9.
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Infantil del Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain.
    Ectodermal dysplasia-skin fragility syndrome (ED-SFS) is an autosomal recessive genodermatosis characterized by skin fragility, chronic cheilitis, palmoplantar keratoderma, abnormal hair growth and nail dystrophy. ED-SFS is caused by mutations in the PKP1 gene encoding pakophilin-1 (PKP1), which results in desmosomal abnormality and poor intercellular cohesion between the epidermal cells. We report a case of a 2-year-old girl with unilateral superficial erosions, plantar keratoderma and nail dystrophy, all showing a Blaschko-linear arrangement. Read More

    Genitourinary malformations: an under-recognized feature of ectrodactyly, ectodermal dysplasia and cleft lip/palate syndrome.
    Clin Dysmorphol 2017 Apr;26(2):78-82
    aManchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre bDepartment of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust cDivision of Evolution and Genomic Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester dDepartment of Paediatrics, Royal Preston Hospital, East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust, Preston, UK.
    The ectodermal dysplasia and cleft lip/palate (EEC) syndrome describes the association of ectrodactyly, ectodermal dysplasia and orofacial clefting. As with many autosomal dominant disorders, there is variability in expression and not all of these three core features are present in every individual with the condition. Moreover, there may be additional associated features, which are under-recognized. Read More

    Adams-Oliver syndrome review of the literature: Refining the diagnostic phenotype.
    Am J Med Genet A 2017 Mar 4;173(3):790-800. Epub 2017 Feb 4.
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
    The Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) is defined as aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) with transverse terminal limb defects (TTLD). Frequencies of associated anomalies are not well characterized. Six causative genes have been identified: ARHGAP31, DOCK6, EOGT, RBPJ, NOTCH1, and DLL4. Read More

    Missense variant in UBA2 associated with aplasia cutis congenita, duane anomaly, hip dysplasia and other anomalies: A possible new disorder involving the SUMOylation pathway.
    Am J Med Genet A 2017 Mar 22;173(3):758-761. Epub 2017 Jan 22.
    GeneDx, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
    We report a patient with aplasia cutis congenita, Duane anomaly, hip dysplasia, and other anomalies who had a de novo missense variant in UBA2, which encodes for a protein involved in the SUMOylation pathway. It has previously been suggested that UBA2 haploinsufficiency underlies scalp defects in the 19q13.11 deletion syndrome. Read More

    Ectodysplasin A in Biological Fluids and Diagnosis of Ectodermal Dysplasia.
    J Dent Res 2017 Feb 11;96(2):217-224. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    2 Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Switzerland.
    The tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family ligand ectodysplasin A (EDA) is produced as 2 full-length splice variants, EDA1 and EDA2, that bind to EDA receptor (EDAR) and X-linked EDA receptor (XEDAR/EDA2R), respectively. Inactivating mutations in Eda or Edar cause hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED), a condition characterized by malformations of the teeth, hair and glands, with milder deficiencies affecting only the teeth. EDA acts early during the development of ectodermal appendages-as early as the embryonic placode stage-and plays a role in adult appendage function. Read More

    Dental and extra-oral clinical features in 41 patients with WNT10A gene mutations: A multicentric genotype-phenotype study.
    Clin Genet 2017 Jan 20. Epub 2017 Jan 20.
    Pôle de Médecine et Chirurgie Bucco-Dentaires, Centre de Référence des Manifestations Odontologiques des Maladies Rares, O Rares, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
    WNT10A gene encodes a canonical wingless pathway signaling molecule involved in cell fate specification as well as morphogenetic patterning of the developing ectoderm, nervous system, skeleton, and tooth. In patients, WNT10A mutations are responsible for ectodermal-derived pathologies including isolated hypo-oligodontia, tricho-odonto-onycho-dermal dysplasia and Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome (SSPS). Here we describe the dental, ectodermal, and extra-ectodermal phenotypic features of a cohort of 41 patients from 32 unrelated families. Read More

    [Clinical and molecular study in a family with autosomal dominant hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia].
    Arch Argent Pediatr 2017 02;115(1):e34-e38
    Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo", Trieste, Italy.
    Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) is a rare disease characterized by deficiency in development of structure derived from the ectoderm and is caused by mutations in the genes EDA, EDAR, or EDARADD. Phenotypes caused by mutations in these three may exhibit similar clinical features, explained by a common signaling pathway. Mutations in EDA gene cause X linked HED, which is the most common form. Read More

    Like Father, Like Daughter-inherited cutis aplasia occurring in a family with Marfan syndrome: a case report.
    Clin Case Rep 2017 Jan 20;5(1):66-68. Epub 2016 Dec 20.
    Division of Pediatric Dermatology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville Florida USA.
    We present the case of a newborn with co-occurrence of Marfan syndrome and aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) and a family history significant for Marfan syndrome and ACC in the father. This case details a previously unreported mutation in Marfan syndrome and describes a novel coinheritance of Marfan syndrome and ACC. Read More

    Anesthetic Management of a Child With Jeune Syndrome for Tracheotomy: A Case Report.
    A A Case Rep 2017 Mar;8(5):119-121
    From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan; †Surgical Center, University of Yamanashi Hospital, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan; and ‡Department of Anesthesia, Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
    Jeune syndrome is a rare autosomal-recessive skeletal disorder. Anesthetic management of these patients is often difficult because of thoracic and lung hypoplasia. A 5-month-old boy with Jeune syndrome was scheduled to undergo a tracheotomy. Read More

    New CDH3 mutation in the first Spanish case of hypotrichosis with juvenile macular dystrophy, a case report.
    BMC Med Genet 2017 Jan 7;18(1). Epub 2017 Jan 7.
    Department of Medical Genetics, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria - Fundación Jiménez Díaz, (IIS-FJD, UAM), Madrid, Spain.
    Background: CDH3 on 16q22.1 is responsible for two rare autosomal recessive disorders with hypotrichosis and progressive macular dystrophy: Hypotrichosis with Juvenile Macular Dystrophy and Ectodermal Dysplasia, Ectrodactyly and Macular Dystrophy. We present a new case of Hypotrichosis with Juvenile Macular Dystrophy. Read More

    Conservative Treatment of Large Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Scalp With Bone Defect With Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Application.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Mar;28(2):e154-e158
    *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine †Department of Neurosurgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
    The object of this report is to share our experience of conservative management of giant aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) of the scalp with the topical application of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Complete epithelialization of the 9 × 8 cm sized defect was achieved in 33 weeks. Careful conservative management could eliminate the requirement of surgery for giant ACC defects of the scalp with bone defects and should be tried if surgery is thought to be risky or has consecutive morbidity. Read More


    Dental issues in lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital syndrome: An autosomal dominant condition with clinical and genetic variability.
    J Am Dent Assoc 2017 Mar 30;148(3):157-163. Epub 2016 Dec 30.
    Background And Overview: Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable lacrimal and salivary gland hypoplasia and aplasia, auricular anomalies and hearing loss, dental defects and caries, and digital anomalies.

    Case Description: The authors present the cases of 2 unrelated children with enamel defects and history of dry mouth leading to recurrent dental caries. The referring diagnoses were Sjögren disease and hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, respectively. Read More

    Generation of Hoxc13 knockout pigs recapitulates human ectodermal dysplasia-9.
    Hum Mol Genet 2017 Jan;26(1):184-191
    Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, South China Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.
    Atrichia and sparse hair phenotype cause distress to many patients. Ectodermal dysplasia-9 (ED-9) is a congenital condition characterized by hypotrichosis and nail dystrophy without other disorders, and Hoxc13 is a pathogenic gene for ED-9. However, mice carrying Hoxc13 mutation present several other serious disorders, such as skeletal defects, progressive weight loss and low viability. Read More

    [Aplasia cutis congenita associated with epidermolysis bullosa].
    Cir Cir 2016 Dec 12. Epub 2016 Dec 12.
    Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud - Unidad Cajeme, Universidad de Sonora, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México.
    Introduction: Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a skin condition of rare presentation, this disease is characterized by absence of skin at birth and associated with facial, skin and bone skull deformities. The diagnosis is mainly clinical.

    Case Report: Male 5 days after birth, unique product of primigravida mother and no family history of relevance. Read More

    Multiple Pathological Ocular Findings in a Patient With PHACE Syndrome.
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2016 Dec 8;53:e72-e74. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
    The authors describe a 2-year-old girl diagnosed as having posterior fossa malformations, hemangiomas, arterial anomalies, cardiac anomalies, and eye abnormalities (PHACE) syndrome that presented with a large facial hemangioma of the forehead and eyelid, ptosis, microphthalmia, persistent pupillary membrane and pupillary ectopia, congenital oculomotor nerve palsy of the affected eye, and bilateral optic disc dysplasia. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2016;53:e72-e74. Read More

    Treatment of multiple wounds of aplasia cutis congenita on the lower limb: a case report.
    J Wound Care 2016 Dec;25(12):760-762
    Plastic and Reconstructive Unit, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy.
    Introduction: Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare congenital disease, characterised by absence of skin, that can affect different parts of the body. ACC is more frequent on the scalp, but can involve limbs, with partial-or total-thickness loss of skin, with a functional impairment of the joint affected. There is no clear indication for surgical or conservative treatment, therefore, it would be helpful to find scientific support for the optimal treatment strategies. Read More

    OCULAR FINDINGS IN A PATIENT WITH ECTODERMAL DYSPLASIA.
    Retin Cases Brief Rep 2016 Dec 7. Epub 2016 Dec 7.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Dışkapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
    Purpose: Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) results from abnormal development of the ectodermal layer. Although coexistence of ED and retinal pathology has been described, concomitance with retinal venous tortuosity has not been reported in the literature.

    Methods: Case report. Read More

    Abnormal primary and permanent dentitions with ectodermal symptoms predict WNT10A deficiency.
    BMC Med Genet 2016 Nov 24;17(1):88. Epub 2016 Nov 24.
    Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Background: The WNT10A protein is critical for the development of ectodermal appendages. Variants in the WNT10A gene may be associated with a spectrum of ectodermal abnormalities including extensive tooth agenesis.

    Methods: In seven patients with severe tooth agenesis we identified anomalies in primary dentition and additional ectodermal symptoms, and assessed WNT10A mutations by genetic analysis. Read More

    Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Scalp with a Familial Pattern: A Case Report.
    World J Plast Surg 2016 Sep;5(3):298-302
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Aplasia Cutis Conginita (ACC) is a condition characterized by congenital absence of skin, usually on the scalp. ACC can occur as an isolated condition or in the presence of other congenital anomalies. Here we describe a case of a 16 days old baby girl with an isolated ACC of the scalp. Read More

    Trichoscopy of Focal Alopecia in Children - New Trichoscopic Findings: Hair Bulbs Arranged Radially along Hair-Bearing Margins in Aplasia Cutis Congenita.
    Skin Appendage Disord 2016 Sep 30;2(1-2):1-6. Epub 2016 Apr 30.
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Purpose: To establish whether trichoscopy can be useful in the differential diagnosis of patchy alopecia in children.

    Procedures: The study was a retrospective analysis (2012-2015) and included 68 patients under 6 years of age. The inclusion criteria were age and the presence of 1-3 alopecia patches. Read More

    KDF1, encoding keratinocyte differentiation factor 1, is mutated in a multigenerational family with ectodermal dysplasia.
    Hum Genet 2017 Jan 12;136(1):99-105. Epub 2016 Nov 12.
    Department of Genetics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Ectodermal dysplasia is a highly heterogeneous group of disorders that variably affect the derivatives of the ectoderm, primarily skin, hair, nails and teeth. TP63, itself mutated in ectodermal dysplasia, links many other ectodermal dysplasia disease genes through a regulatory network that maintains the balance between proliferation and differentiation of the epidermis and other ectodermal derivatives. The ectodermal knockout phenotype of five mouse genes that regulate and/or are regulated by TP63 (Irf6, Ikkα, Ripk4, Stratifin, and Kdf1) is strikingly similar and involves abnormal balance towards proliferation at the expense of differentiation, but only the first three have corresponding ectodermal phenotypes in humans. Read More

    General Diseases Influence on Peri-Implantitis Development: a Systematic Review.
    J Oral Maxillofac Res 2016 Jul-Sep;7(3):e5. Epub 2016 Sep 9.
    Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Lithuania.
    Objectives: To systematically review the influence of systemic diseases or medications used in their treatment on the dental implant therapy success.

    Material And Methods: The search strategy was implemented on the National Library of Medicine database (MEDLINE) (Ovid) and EMBASE electronic databases between January 2006 and January 2016. Human studies with available English articles analysing the relationship between dental implant therapy success and systemic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, AIDS/HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, Crohn's disease, cardiovascular diseases, scleroderma, Sjögren's syndrome, lichen planus, ectodermal dysplasia, post-transplantation status, were included in present review according to the PRISMA guidelines. Read More

    Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome in siblings: A rare case report.
    J Pharm Bioallied Sci 2016 Oct;8(Suppl 1):S179-S181
    Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome or chondroectodermal dysplasia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder presenting several skeletal manifestations and congenital heart malformations. Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome comprises of a tetrad of clinical manifestations of chondrodysplasia, polydactyly, ectodermal dysplasia, and cardiac defects. Here, we are presenting a very rare case of Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome in siblings. Read More

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