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What is the definition of Acrogeria, Gottron Type?
Acrogeria, Gottron type is a premature aging syndrome which includes fragile, thin skin on the hands, feet and face and slow growth. Other symptoms include visible blood vessels, easy bruising, and hair and nail abnormalities. In general, the symptoms do not appear to get worse over time. Intelligence is normal. The cause is unknown, although several genes have been associated with it. Both autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant inheritance have been reported. Diagnosis is based on a clinical exam and the symptoms.
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What are the alternative names for Acrogeria, Gottron Type?
  • Acrogeria, Gottron type
  • Acrogeria
  • Acrometageria
  • Familial acrogeria
  • Gottron syndrome
  • Metageria
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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