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Diseases

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Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • CFC syndrome
  • Congenital heart defects characteristic facial appearance ectodermal abnormalities and growth failure
  • Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome
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Treatment

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How might the the itching associated with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome be treated?

Xerosis (dry skin) and pruritus (itching) associated with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome may be relieved by increasing the amount of moisture in the air or by using hydrating lotions. If signs of infection develop, treatment with antibiotics may be necessary.[1]
Last updated: 6/5/2013

References
  1. Rauen KA. Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome. GeneReviews. September 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1186/. Accessed 5/6/2015.


Management Guidelines

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Other Names for this Disease
  • CFC syndrome
  • Congenital heart defects characteristic facial appearance ectodermal abnormalities and growth failure
  • Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.