Acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa is a rare genetic condition. This condition results from a mutation or error in a person’s DNA or genes that causes small papules, or raised circular bumps, on the palms of the hands and bottoms of the feet. These bumps can look like warts and appear around the time puberty starts. The cause of acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa remains unknown, however doctors and scientists have ruled out trauma and sun exposure as potential causes. Though there is currently no cure for acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa, there are various resources to help manage the condition and treat birth defects. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by acrokeratoelastoidosis of Costa.

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