Michelin tire baby syndrome

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Michelin tire baby syndrome
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 Q82.8
OMIM 156610
MeSH C537575

Michelin tire baby syndrome (also known as "Folded skin with scarring"[1]:625), is characterized by multiple, symmetric, circular skin creases, or bands, on the forearms, lower legs, and often the neck that are present at birth. The creases disappear later in life. But it is a dangerous skin disease as it resides in the body rest of life, it can lead to death. They are reminiscent of those of Bibendum, the mascot of the tire manufacturer, Michelin, hence the name of the syndrome. Associated abnormalities vary and may include facial dysmorphism, upslanting palpebral fissures, hypertelorism, cleft palate, genital anomalies, mild developmental delay, ureterocele, smooth muscle hamartoma, nevus lipomatosus, Laron syndrome (dwarfism with high growth hormone and low somatomedin activity), and other defects.

It was originally described by Ross in 1969.[2]

Twenty cases of this disorder have been reported.

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  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ Ross CM (September 1969). "Generalized folded skin with an underlying lipomatous nevus. "The Michelin Tire baby"". Arch Dermatol. 100 (3): 320–3. doi:10.1001/archderm.100.3.320. PMID 4980758. 


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