This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Aplasia cutis congenita over the scalp vertex||0004471|
|Calvarial skull defect||
Skull defect[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Open skin sore
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of bone mineral density||0004348|
|Prolonged bleeding time||0003010|
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnoses include localized scalp infection, congenital dermoid cyst, small meningocoele, nodular neuronal heterotopia (see this term) and traumatic lesions. As the child grows and scarring occurs, didymosis aplasticosebacea, localized scleroderma (see these terms), sebaceous nevus and nevus psiloliparus should be considered. In extensive ACC, inherited epidermolysis bullosa and lethal restrictive dermopathy (see these terms) are differential diagnoses. ACC can occur as part of syndromes including: chromosomal abnormalities (mainly trisomy 13), Adams-Oliver, Johanson-Blizzard, Anklyoblepharon-ecodermal defects-cleftlip/plate syndrome, EEC syndromes, SCALP syndrome, focal facial dermal dysplasia type IV, oculocerebrocutaneous syndrome, microphthalmia with linear skin defects syndrome, Toriello-Lacassie-Droste syndromes, Aplasia cutis congenita - intestinal lymphangiectasia, Aplasia cutis - myopia, and cutis verticis gyrata - thyroid aplasia - intellectual disability (see these terms).
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My 4 month old daughter was born with a small open wound on the back of her head. It has healed into a pink scar and has since been diagnosed as aplasia cutis. They have done an ultrasound and said everything was normal and she needed no further treatment. They told me they would only do genetic testing if she does not hit her milestones. She is hitting them all so far and more. My question is, is this just an isolated scar with no other problems? Or will she develop problems later in life? Is it possible to have aplasia cutis congenita with no other mental or physical abnormalities? See answer
My son was born with cutis aplasia congenita. He had two midline spots on his scalp, one spot was 11mm in diameter and the other spot was 13 mm. They have finally healed now and it took about 2 months. I was wondering if there is any research out there for a cause or if it is known what causes it. I have taken him to four different doctors who have never seen it before and don't have a lot of information on it. He did have genetic testing done at birth which all came back normal. See answer
My daughter was diagnosed with aplasia cutis congenita. Can you provide me with more information about this condition, including its causes, associated problems, and how it might be treated? See answer
I was born with aplasia cutis congenita. I would like to learn more about this condition, including how it is inherited and how it may affect me as I get older. See answer