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Goltz's Syndrome and Wound Healing

Goltz's Syndrome and Wound Healing Abstract To the Editor.— Goltz's syndrome or focal dermal hypoplasia is a well-established syndrome with multisystemic involvement characterized by cutaneous and skeletal deformities.1 The dermal hypoplasia is clinically manifested by several cutaneous features, including fawn-colored, soft nodules in areas of herniations of adipose tissue, skin depressions, and poikiloderma. Small papillomas are often noted on the distal extremities. The lack of literature concerning skin healing after injury with this syndrome prompted the reporting of this case. Report of a Case.— A 15-year-old girl who had Goltz's syndrome was surgically treated for a stress fracture of her left femur. Two large surgical incisions were required at sites of cutaneous lesions of focal dermal hypoplasia. Standard postsurgical care of the skin was administered with the addition of the liberal use of topical antibacterial creams. The cutaneous surface healed normally without complications, and healthy scar tissue developed on the incision site (Figure).Healed surgical References 1. Goltz RW, Henderson RR, Hitch JM, et al: Focal dermal hypoplasia syndrome: A review of the literature and report of two cases . Arch Dermatol 1970;101:1-11.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Goltz's Syndrome and Wound Healing

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 119 (3) – Mar 1, 1983

Goltz's Syndrome and Wound Healing

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— Goltz's syndrome or focal dermal hypoplasia is a well-established syndrome with multisystemic involvement characterized by cutaneous and skeletal deformities.1 The dermal hypoplasia is clinically manifested by several cutaneous features, including fawn-colored, soft nodules in areas of herniations of adipose tissue, skin depressions, and poikiloderma. Small papillomas are often noted on the distal extremities. The lack of literature concerning skin healing...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1983.01650270005005
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— Goltz's syndrome or focal dermal hypoplasia is a well-established syndrome with multisystemic involvement characterized by cutaneous and skeletal deformities.1 The dermal hypoplasia is clinically manifested by several cutaneous features, including fawn-colored, soft nodules in areas of herniations of adipose tissue, skin depressions, and poikiloderma. Small papillomas are often noted on the distal extremities. The lack of literature concerning skin healing after injury with this syndrome prompted the reporting of this case. Report of a Case.— A 15-year-old girl who had Goltz's syndrome was surgically treated for a stress fracture of her left femur. Two large surgical incisions were required at sites of cutaneous lesions of focal dermal hypoplasia. Standard postsurgical care of the skin was administered with the addition of the liberal use of topical antibacterial creams. The cutaneous surface healed normally without complications, and healthy scar tissue developed on the incision site (Figure).Healed surgical References 1. Goltz RW, Henderson RR, Hitch JM, et al: Focal dermal hypoplasia syndrome: A review of the literature and report of two cases . Arch Dermatol 1970;101:1-11.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1983

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