ADULT syndrome

ADULT syndrome

Acro-dermato-ungual-lacrimal-tooth syndrome. A clinical form (OMIM:103285) of ectodermal dysplasia characterised by ectrodactyly, syndactyly, finger- and toenail dysplasia, hypoplastic breasts and nipples, intensive freckling of skin, lacrimal duct atresia, frontal alopecia, primary hypodontia, and loss of permanent teeth. Unlike EEC3 syndrome, there is no facial clefting in ADULT syndrome.

Molecular pathology
Caused by defects of TP63, which encodes a p53 transcription factor that acts as a sequence-specific DNA-binding regulator of epithelial morphogenesis and is required for limb formation from the apical ectodermal ridge.
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They call it an adult syndrome but in fact heart murmurs can be detected in kids in their teens or even younger.
The authors thought that, their findings, rather than extend the clinical spectrum of ADULT syndrome, suggest that cleft palate can no longer be considered an element for differential diagnosis for ADULT, EEC, and LMS.
BCPAN in children resembles the adult syndrome but can also ressemble serum sickness, urticaria, or angioedema.

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