aplasia cutis congenita


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Related to aplasia cutis congenita: Fetal hydantoin syndrome, sirenomelia

a·pla·si·a cu·'tis con·gen·'i·ta

[MIM*107600, *207700, *207730]
congenital absence or deficiency of a localized area of skin, with the base of the defect covered by a thin translucent membrane; most often a single area near the vertex of the scalp, but may occur in other areas; underlying structures may also be affected; autosomal inheritance, either dominant or recessive.

aplasia cutis congenita

Etymology: Gk, a, plassein; L, cutis, skin, congenitus born with
the congenital absence of a localized area of skin. The defect occurs predominantly on the scalp, less frequently on the limbs and trunk. It is usually covered by a thin, translucent membrane or scar tissue, or it may be raw and ulcerated. The condition is genetically transmitted, although the mode of inheritance is not known.
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Aplasia cutis congenita

aplasia cutis congenita

Defective development of a localized area of the skin, usually on the scalp. The area is usually covered by a thin, translucent membrane.
See also: aplasia
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