CHILD syndrome

CHILD (congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform erythroderma and limb defects) syndrome comprises:

  • Ch: congenital hemidysplasia
  • I: ichthyosiform erythroderma
    • develops at or shortly after birth
    • unilateral erythema and scaling, with a distinct demarcation in the middle of the trunk 2
    • hair loss on the same side may also be possible
  • LD: limb defects
    • fingers on the hand or toes on the foot of the affected side may be missing.
    • an arm or leg may also be shortened or even missing

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rID: 15733
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform erythroderma and limb defects syndrome

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