Neurocutaneous Syndromes

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Also known as Neuroectodermal Syndromes

  • the tissue involved is of Ectodermal Origin (nervous system, skin, eye and retina).


Neurocutaneous disorders are congenital genetic disorders of the nervous system which have associated skin findings.

  • These conditions lead to tumour growth in various body sites.
  • Signs, symptoms and severity vary between diseases and patients and may not be fully evident until a child grows older.


Examples


Rarer Examples

  • Incontinentia pigmenti
  • X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
  • Cockayne syndrome
  • Fabry disease
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