netherton syndrome


Summary: Rare autosomal recessive disease with variable expressions. Clinical features of the disease include variable ICHTHYOSIFORM ERYTHRODERMA, CONGENITAL; bamboo hair (trichorrhexis invaginata); and ATOPIC DERMATITIS. The disease is caused by mutations in the SPINK5 gene.

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  1. Furio L, Hovnanian A. Netherton syndrome: defective kallikrein inhibition in the skin leads to skin inflammation and allergy. Biol Chem. 2014;395:945-58 pubmed publisher
    b>Netherton syndrome (NS) is an orphan genetic skin disease with a profound skin barrier defect and severe allergic manifestations...