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Focal dermal hypoplasia
Other Names for this Disease
- Goltz Gorlin Syndrome
- Goltz Syndrome
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intellectual disability. This condition is caused by mutations in the PORCN gene and is inherited in an X-linked dominant manner. Most cases of focal dermal hypoplasia in females result from new mutations in the PORCN gene and occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. When focal dermal hypoplasia occurs in males, it always results from a new mutation in this gene that is not inherited.Focal dermal hypoplasia is a genetic disorder that primarily affects the skin, skeleton, eyes, and face. Most individuals with this condition are female. Males usually have milder signs and symptoms than females. Although intelligence is typically unaffected, some individuals have
Last updated: 9/23/2011
- Focal dermal hypoplasia. Genetics Home Reference. May 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/focal-dermal-hypoplasia. Accessed 9/23/2011.
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- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Focal dermal hypoplasia. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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