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Michelin tire baby syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • CCSF
  • Congenital circumferential skin folds
  • Kunze Riehm syndrome
  • Kunze-Riehm syndrome
  • MTBS
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Overview

Michelin tire baby syndrome (MTBS) is a rare skin condition that consists of many, symmetrical skin folds found on the arms and legs of an affected individual at birth (congenital).  The skin folds do not cause any problems or impairments and usually disappear naturally as the child grows.  MTBS may be associated with other signs, such as unusual facial features or delays in development; these other features are different for each affected individual.[1][2]  The exact cause of MTBS is unknown.  It has been suggested that MTBS might have a genetic cause, because there are reports of multiple affected members of the same family.[1]
Last updated: 4/28/2012

References

  1. Metta AK, Ramachandra S, Manupati S. Familial Michelin tire baby syndrome. Indian Journal of Dermatology. 2012; 57:74-76. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22470221. Accessed 4/27/2012.
  2. Nomura Y, Ota M, Tochimaru H. Self-healing congenital generalized skin creases: Michelin tire baby syndrome. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2010; 63:1110-1111. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21093673. Accessed 4/27/2012.
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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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Other Names for this Disease
  • CCSF
  • Congenital circumferential skin folds
  • Kunze Riehm syndrome
  • Kunze-Riehm syndrome
  • MTBS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.