Schimmelpenning syndrome

Schimmelpenning syndrome is a rare and variable congenital multisystem condition characterised by extensive linear naevi sebacei and abnormalities in different neuroectodermal organ systems. 

Clinical presentation

Classical triad including sebaceous nevi, seizures, and intellectual disability.

History and etymology

Gustav Schimmelpenning, a German psychiatrist, described the condition in 1957.   

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Article information

rID: 32258
Section: Syndromes
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Linear nevus sebaceous syndrome
  • Schimmelpenning-Feuerstein-Mims syndrome

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