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Acrogeria, Gottron type


Other Names for this Disease
  • Metageria
  • Acrometageria
  • Familial acrogeria
  • Acrogeria
  • Gottron syndrome
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Overview

Acrogeria, Gottron type is a premature aging syndrome. Characteristic signs include fragile, thin skin on the hands and feet. Other parts of the body (e.g., face, forearms, and lower legs) are variably affected.[1][2] It is generally considered to be a mild, nonprogressive, congenital form of skin atrophy due to the loss of the fatty tissue directly under the skin.[1] Other symptoms reported in individual cases include small hands and feet, prominent veins on the chest, small stature, small jaw, premature senility, premature hair greying, endocrine disturbances, and cataracts.[1][2] Currently the cause of this condition is unknown. 
Last updated: 12/13/2010

References

  1. Gottron syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders. http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Gottron%20Syndrome. Accessed 12/13/2010.
  2. Ahmad SM, Majeed I. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2003 May-Jun; http://www.ijdvl.com/article.asp?issn=0378-6323;year=2003;volume=69;issue=3;spage=227;epage=228;aulast=Ahmad. Accessed 12/13/2010.
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Basic Information

  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

In Depth Information

  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
  • 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. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Acrogeria, Gottron type. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Metageria
  • Acrometageria
  • Familial acrogeria
  • Acrogeria
  • Gottron syndrome
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