Cutis verticis gyrata
Other Names for this Disease
- Primary cutis verticis gyrata
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Cutis verticis gyrate (CVG) is known to occur along with neuropsychiatric disorders, such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disability, schizophrenia, microcephaly (small head size), and seizures. It may also develop in association with eye abnormalities, such as cataracts, strabismus, nystagmus, retinitis pigmentosa, blindness, and keratoconus. The reason for CVG in these cases is not known.
In some cases, CVG is caused by a condition that changes the structure of the scalp, such as an infection or inflammatory condition. Examples include eczema, psoriasis, Darier disease, folliculitis, impetigo, atopic dermatitis, and acne. CVG may also be caused by birthmarks, moles, or too much growth hormone.
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