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CHILD syndrome

Disease definition

CHILD syndrome (Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform nevus and Limb Defects, CS) is an X-linked dominant genodermatosis characterized by unilateral inflammatory and scaling skin lesions with ipsilateral visceral and limb anomalies.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • CHILD nevus
    • Congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform nevus and limbs defects
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: X-linked dominant or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q87.8
  • OMIM: 308050
  • UMLS: C0265267
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6039
  • MedDRA: -

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