Acrogeria, Gottron Type


Type of disease: Rare Condition or Disease

Acrogeria, Gottron type is a premature aging syndrome. Characteristic signs include fragile, thin skin on the hands and feet. Other parts of the body (e.g., face, forearms, and lower legs) are variably affected.  It is generally considered to be a mild, nonprogressive, congenital form of skin atrophy due to the loss of the fatty tissue directly under the skin. Other symptoms reported in individual cases include small hands and feet, prominent veins on the chest, small stature, small jaw, premature senility, premature hair greying, endocrine disturbances, and cataracts.  Currently the cause of this condition is unknown. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.

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