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Acrogeria, Gottron type

Other Names for this Disease
  • Acrogeria
  • Acrometageria
  • Familial acrogeria
  • Gottron syndrome
  • Metageria
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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.[1][2] 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.[1] 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.[1][2] Currently the cause of this condition is unknown. 
Last updated: 12/13/2010


  1. Gottron syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders. Accessed 12/13/2010.
  2. Ahmad SM, Majeed I. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2003 May-Jun;;year=2003;volume=69;issue=3;spage=227;epage=228;aulast=Ahmad. Accessed 12/13/2010.
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