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Aplasia cutis congenita


Other Names for this Disease

  • Aplasia cutis congenita nonsyndromic
  • Congenital defect of skull and scalp
  • Scalp defect congenital
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Prognosis

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What is the long-term outlook for people with aplasia cutis congenita?

The long-term outlook (prognosis) for people with aplasia cutis congenita is usually excellent. If the condition is associated with other abnormalities or malformations, the prognosis then depends on the nature and severity of the other condition(s).[1]

Major complications of aplasia cutis congenita are rare, but can include hemorrhage, secondary local infection, meningitis, or sagittal sinus thrombosis. Larger affected areas associated with underlying bony defects can cause death due to central nervous system infection, or hemorrhage from the sagittal sinus. Complications can also result from associated abnormalities or malformations, when present.[1]
Last updated: 4/3/2014

References
  1. Joy Wan. Aplasia Cutis Congenita. Medscape Reference. March 21, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1110134-overview. Accessed 4/3/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Aplasia cutis congenita nonsyndromic
  • Congenital defect of skull and scalp
  • Scalp defect congenital
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.