Kindler syndrome

Common Name(s)

Kindler syndrome, Poikiloderma of Kindler

Kindler syndrome is a rare inherited disorder that affects the skin. This condition is characterized by skin blistering (eg, dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa), increased sensitivity to light (photosensitivity), patchy discoloration of the the skin and widespread skin breakdown (together known as poikiloderma, which is also found in individuals with Rothmund-Thompson syndrome).  Kindler syndrome is caused by mutations in the FERMT1 gene (also called the KIND1 gene) and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.  Treatment for this condition consists of avoiding injury to the skin, limiting sun exposure, and carefully tending to blisters (often with antibiotics).
 

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The terms "Kindler syndrome" returned 26 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A novel large deletion mutation of FERMT1 gene in a Chinese patient with Kindler syndrome.
 

Author(s): Ying Gao, Jin-li Bai, Xiao-yan Liu, Yu-jin Qu, Yan-yan Cao, Jian-cai Wang, Yu-wei Jin, Hong Wang, Fang Song

Journal: J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2015 Nov;16(11):957-62.

 

Kindler syndrome (KS; OMIM 173650) is a rare autosomal recessive skin disorder, which results in symptoms including blistering, epidermal atrophy, increased risk of cancer, and poor wound healing. The majority of mutations of the disease-determining gene (FERMT1 gene) are single nucleotide ...

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2015

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Is adermatoglyphia an additional feature of Kindler Syndrome?
 

Author(s): Hiram Larangeira de Almeida, Fernanda Mendes Goetze, Kenneth Fong, Joey Lai-Cheong, John McGrath

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(4):592-3.

 

A typical feature of Kindler Syndrome is skin fragility; this condition in currently classified as a form of epidermolysis bullosa. We describe a rarely reported feature of two cases, one sporadic and one familial; both patients noticed acquired adermatoglyphia. The loss of dermatoglyphics ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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The Kindler syndrome: a spectrum of FERMT1 mutations in Iranian families.
 

Author(s): Leila Youssefian, Hassan Vahidnezhad, Mohammadreza Barzegar, Qiaoli Li, Soheila Sotoudeh, Ameneh Yazdanfar, Amir Hooshang Ehsani, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Nikoo Mozafari, Nasser Ebrahimi Daryani, Farzaneh Agha-Hosseini, Sirous Zeinali, Jouni Uitto

Journal: J. Invest. Dermatol.. 2015 May;135(5):1447-50.

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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The terms "Kindler syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kindler syndrome and periodontal disease: review of the literature and a 12-year follow-up case.
 

Author(s): Colin B Wiebe, Giorgio Petricca, Lari Häkkinen, Guoqiao Jiang, Chuanyue Wu, Hannu S Larjava

Journal: J. Periodontol.. 2008 May;79(5):961-6.

 

The association of aggressive periodontitis with Kindler syndrome was based on a single case in 1996 and later confirmed with a larger population. Since then, significant research has greatly increased our understanding of the molecular pathology of this disorder. We review recent ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2008

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