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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1999 August;134(4):347-51

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Anetodermia in a patient with Alport’s syndrome

Schiavi M. E., Francomano M., Di Nardo A.

Università degli Studi - Modena, Istituto di Clinica Dermatologica


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Anetoderma is a rare cutaneous disorder characterized by localized areas of wrinkled and flaccid skin. A case of anetoderma and Alport’s syndrome, an hereditary disease clinically characterized by hematuric nephritis, sensorineural deafness and ocular defects, occuring in a 27-year-old man is reported. This patient presented several well circumscribed, asymptomatic areas of atrophic skin on the trunk. Flaccid and saclike lesions were found on the face. Erythematous lesions with alopecia were present on the scalp. He had undergone kidney transplantation 9 years before because of a progressive renal failure with a severe mesangial glomerulonephritis. He showed bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, since early childhood. These renal and hearing defects are explained as clinical features of Alport’s syndrome. To our knowledge there are no literature reports concerning the association between anetoderma and Alport’s syndrome.

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