Michelin tire baby syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital circumferential skin folds
- Kunze Riehm syndrome
- Kunze-Riehm syndrome
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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. 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.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 (
Last updated: 4/28/2012
- 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.
- 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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