KID Syndrome

Other names: keratitis, ichthyosis and deafness

OMIM: 148210

Inheritance:autosomal dominant

Incidence: very rare

Key findings:

Associated findings:

Age at first appearance: birth

Long-term course: often begins as congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma; usually improves during the first year of life leaving the characteristic findings described above; bacterial and fungal infections of the skin appear to be more common than normal, as do skin and mucous membrane cancers

Diagnostic tests: none

Abnormal gene: GJB2 encoding connexin-2


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