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Jacquet's syndrome

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Papulo-lenticular erythema of the napkin area. A minor form of congenital ectodermal defect is associated with other tegumentary changes, including congenital absence of nails and dental anomalies. Alopecia may be present at birth, or develop in first month of life. The syndrome is rare and may be partial or complete. Autosomal dominant inheritance reported; autoimmune mechanism suggested.


  • L. Jacquet:
    Des érythémes papuleux fessiers post-érosifs.
    Rev Mal Enf, 1889; 4: 208-218.
    Les maladies des enfants. Paris, 1909, 4: 680.

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