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Skin conditions: Cuitis aplasia is a skin disorder where there is an absence of a portion of skin in a localized area at birth. Usually on the scalp. Treatment can range from nothing to surgery depending on the size of it. The small lesions can heal with a scar. He might have to see a dermatologist at some point. ...Read more
Does cutis verticus gyrata get worse? I can upload a photo if needed, but starting to worry myself
Depends: age 30+ and worried... probalby not the congenital type ? Several conditions can cause it secondary to the skin being infiltrated with something: Tumor Skin proteins (thyroid disease). these would seem to get worse without treatment and to need treatment ! Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,especially dermatologic conditions ...Read more
Curious what causes cutis verticis gyrata? Is there other effects from this? Does it progressively get worse?
Cutis gyrata: There is a primary and secondary form of the disease. The primary form may be combined with genetic conditions the secondary form is caused by inflammatory processes like eczema or psoriasis and causes furrowing and thickening of the skin of the scalp ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Underlying problem: Treatment of calcinosis cutis is limited and of variable benefit. The underlying problem needs to be identified and corrected. It is not life threatening, although the underlying problem might be. You may be confusing this with calciphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that has to be addressed immediately. ...Read more
I have 4 granddaughters, by the same parents.One has cutis marmorato and the other has marfans. What if any, is the correlation?
I don't know: Cutis marmorata is a type of skin mottling that can occur on its own or be part of more than a dozen genetic syndromes. Marfan syndrome (http://www.Marfan.Org/marfan/) is not one of these. The most common skin change in marfan syndrome is stretch marks. These two conditions may have occured in these sisters entirely independently. Their doctors should be sure to confirm each diagnosis. ...Read more
Genetic link?: I found no specific references to a genetic link between marfan & cutis marmorata other than possibly in a rare form of homo-cystenuria "arising due to cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency, an autosomal recessive disorder that produces increased urinary homocysteine and methionine. (continued in comment—>. ...Read more