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Dermochondrocorneal dystrophy

Disease definition

Dermochondrocorneal dystrophy is characterised by osteochondrodystrophy of the hands and feet, corneal dystrophy and the presence of skin nodules clustered around the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints, around the nose and ears and on the posterior surface of the elbow. Gingival lesions may also be present. It has been described in less than 20 patients. Transmission is autosomal recessive.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • François syndrome
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: 221800
  • UMLS: C0432288
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 1815
  • MedDRA: -

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