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Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology

Haim Munk syndrome: report of two siblings of northern India treated with acitretin.


PMID 21393975

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.

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