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Kindler syndrome

Disease definition

Kindler syndrome (KS) is the fourth major type of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), besides simplex, junctional and dystrophic forms, and is characterized by skin fragility and blistering at birth followed by development of photosensitivity and progressive poikilodermatous skin changes.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Congenital bullous poikiloderma
    • Poikiloderma of Kindler
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q81.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0406557
  • MeSH: C536321
  • GARD: 4391
  • MedDRA: -

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