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Hereditary cancer syndromes are a group of disorders characterized by a genetic susceptibility to the development of malignant tumors. Multiple cancers in the family or an abnormally early onset for the given cancer may suggest an underlying inherited predisposition. Awareness of their associated...
In this review, selected immunodeficiency disorders are presented in which the cutaneous signs are distinctive and contribute to the diagnosis of the condition. Among these cutaneous abnormalities are alopecia, cutaneous granulomas, cutaneous infections, atopic-like or seborrheic-like dermatitis,...
Over the past decade, the molecular basis of most disorders of cornification has been unveiled. Among these, a distinct group has emerged because of primary defects in cell-cell communication due to faulty gap junction proteins also known as connexins . This review aims to delineate the cutaneous...
There has been progress made in the understanding of 3 Mendelian disorders: pseudoxanthoma elasticum, cutis laxa, and lipoid proteinosis cutis and mucosae. While they are primary connective tissue diseases, their names imply a connection to the skin, and in fact, it is often the dermatologist who...