Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Common Name(s)

Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Aplasia cutis congenita is a condition in which there is a congenital (present from birth) absence of skin with or without the absence of underlying structures such as bone.  This absence of skin most commonly affects the scalp, but any location of the body surface can be affected, including the truck, arms, and legs.  Most patients with aplasia cutis congenita have no other abnormalities, although the condition may be associated with congenital malformations involving the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and central nervous systems.  The cause of this condition is unclear and appears to be multifactorial (many different factors appear to play a role); teratogens, genetic factors, trauma, and compromised skin perfusion each seem to play a role.  
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Aplasia Cutis Congenita" returned 22 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

BMS1 is mutated in aplasia cutis congenita.
 

Author(s): Alexander G Marneros

Journal: PLoS Genet.. 2013 Jun;9(6):e1003573.

 

Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) manifests with localized skin defects at birth of unknown cause, mostly affecting the scalp vertex. Here, genome-wide linkage analysis and exome sequencing was used to identify the causative mutation in autosomal dominant ACC. A heterozygous Arg-to-His ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2013

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A rare case of aplasia cutis congenita.
 

Author(s): Mostafa Dahmardehei

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Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare anomaly presenting with the absence of skin. No definite etiology is available. The most common site is the scalp. We present an instance with ACC occurring symmetrically in both sides of the body from chest to flank.

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2013

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Aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp.
 

Author(s): George Alexiou, George Sfakianos, Neofytos Prodromou

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2010 Oct;20(4):570.

 

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2010

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Genetic and Functional Analysis of Aplasia Cutis Congenital (ACC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aplasia Cutis Congenita

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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SCT for Dyskeratosis Congenita or SAA
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dyskeratosis Congenita; Aplastic Anemia

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2014

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Abatacept Reduced Intensity for Non-Malignant Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hurler Syndrome; Fanconi Anemia; Glanzmann Thrombasthenia; Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome; Chronic Granulomatous Disease; Severe Congenital Neutropenia; Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency; Shwachman Diamond Syndrome; Diamond Blackfan Anemia; Dyskeratosis Congenita; Chediak Higashi Syndrome; Severe Aplastic Anemia; Thalassemia; Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

 

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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