CHILD Syndrome

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CHILD Syndrome

CHILD syndrome, also known as congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform erythroderma and limb defects, is a genetic condition that is typically characterized by large patches of skin that are red and inflamed (erythroderma) and covered with flaky scales (ichthyosis) and limb underdevelopment or absence. The development of organs such as the brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys may also be affected. Several cases in which milder signs and symptoms have been reported in the medical literature. The condition is caused by mutations in the NSDHL gene, a gene that provides instructions for the production of an enzyme involved in the making of cholesterol. CHILD syndrome is inherited in an X-linked dominant fashion and is almost exclusively found in females.
 

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Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc.

The Foundation's mission is to educate, inspire, and connect those touched by ichthyosis and related disorders through emotional support, information, advocacy and research funding for better treatments and eventual cures.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "CHILD Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc.

The Foundation's mission is to educate, inspire, and connect those touched by ichthyosis and related disorders through emotional support, information, advocacy and research funding for better treatments and eventual cures.

http://www.firstskinfoundation.org

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "CHILD Syndrome" returned 298 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Loeffler's syndrome mimicking bronchial asthma and pneumonia in a child: case report].
 

Author(s): Uğur Deveci, Cemal Üstün, Hasan Baki Altınsoy, Arzu Akay, Sükran Özdiller, Mustafa Aydın

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2013 ;37(4):288-91.

 

A 14-year-old male child was hospitalized with complaints of a bronchial wheezing, cough, dyspnea, and sputum and a preliminary diagnosis of bronchial asthma and pneumonia. The patient was treated empirically for bronchial asthma and pneumonia, but gave neitherr clinical nor radiological ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2014

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Skin grafting for necrotizing fasciitis in a child with nephrotic syndrome.
 

Author(s): Narendra Bagri, Abhijeet Saha, Nandkishore K Dubey, Ashish Rai, Sameek Bhattacharya

Journal: Iran J Kidney Dis. 2013 Nov;7(6):496-8.

 

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare complication of nephrotic syndrome in children, with a high mortality rate. We report a case with successful outcome with judicious intravenous antibiotics and skin grafting of the bilateral lower thighs.

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013

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Good cognitive performances in a child with Prader-Willi syndrome.
 

Author(s): Rosa Nugnes, Eugenio Zito, Enza Mozzillo, Maria Erminia Camarca, Maria Pia Riccio, Gaetano Terrone, Daniela Melis, Carmela Bravaccio, Adriana Franzese

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We report the case of a child affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) with good cognitive performances and without relevant behavioral abnormalities.The diagnosis of PWS, suspected on the basis of clinical features and past history, was confirmed by DNA methylation analysis. Additional ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2014

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The terms "CHILD Syndrome" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome due to pulse methylprednisolone therapy in a child.
 

Author(s): Faruk İncecik, M Özlem Hergüner, Dinçer Yıldızdaş, Mustafa Yılmaz, Gülen Mert, Özden O Horoz, Şakir Altunbaşak

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. ;55(4):455-7.

 

Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a recently described disorder with typical radiological findings of bilateral grey and white matter abnormalities in the posterior regions of the cerebral hemispheres. It has been described in children in association with ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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Child neurology: Zellweger syndrome.
 

Author(s): Paul R Lee, Gerald V Raymond

Journal: Neurology. 2013 May;80(20):e207-10.

 

Zellweger syndrome (ZS) is a severe manifestation of disease within the spectrum of peroxisome biogenesis disorders that includes neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy, infantile Refsum disease, and rhizomelic chondroplasia punctata. Patients with ZS present in the neonatal period with a ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2013

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Pulmonary renal syndrome in a child with coexistence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies and anti-glomerular basement membrane disease: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Radovan Bogdanović, Predrag Minić, Jasmina Marković-Lipkovski, Nataša Stajić, Nataša Savić, Milan Rodić

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Pulmonary renal syndrome (PRS), denoting the presence of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and glomerulonephritis as manifestations of systemic autoimmune disease, is very rare in childhood. The coexistence of circulating anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) and anti-glomerular basement ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2013

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Study of Inborn Errors of Cholesterol Synthesis and Related Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lipoidosis

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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ATT Compared With ATE in OSAS Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children

 

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2012

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Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Child Abuse; Shaken Baby Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2005

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