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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 77, No. 2, 2011, pp. 252-252
Bioline Code: dv11075
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 77, No. 2, 2011, pp. 252-252

 en Haim Munk syndrome: Report of two siblings of Northern India treated with acitretin
Mohan, Raviprakash Sasankoti & Verma, Sankalp

Abstract

Haim Munk Syndrome (HMS) is the allelic mutation of exon 6 codon in cathepsin C gene. Here, we present two cases of same family with HMS having all the cardinal features of HMS which includes palmo plantar keratoderma and periodontitis along with arachnodactyly, acroosteolysis, onychogryphosis, and marked osteopenia on hand wrist radiographs. Both the siblings were treated with cotrimoxazole, acetretin and topical keratolytics and followed up over a period of one year, showed remarkable improvement in palmo plantar keratoderma and periodontitis.

Keywords
Haim Munk syndrome, palmo plantar keratoderma, acetretin, acroosteolysis, cathepsin C gene

 
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