Michelin tire baby syndrome

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Michelin tire baby syndrome (MTBS) is a rare skin condition that consists of many, symmetrical skin folds found on the arms and legs of an affected individual at birth (congenital).  The skin folds do not cause any problems or impairments and usually disappear naturally as the child grows.  MTBS may be associated with other signs, such as unusual facial features or delays in development; these other features are different for each affected individual.   The exact cause of MTBS is unknown.  It has been suggested that MTBS might have a genetic cause, because there are reports of multiple affected members of the same family. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.

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