Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Proteus Syndrome

Proteus Syndrome also known as Wiedemann's syndrome is a congenital condition which involves atypical growth of the bones, skin, head and a variety of other symptoms. This condition was first identified by Michael Cohen Jr., in 1979.  Proteus Syndrome is characterized by various cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions, including vascular malformations, lipomas, hyperpigmentation, and several types of nevi. Other signs are partial gigantism with limb or digital overgrowth and, often, cerebriform(irregular, brain-like appearance) thickening of the soles of the feet. Because cutaneous lesions tend to appear over time, the diagnosis may be delayed until late infancy, childhood, or even adulthood.

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