Our experience with aplasia cutis congenita

Caksen H., Kurtoglu S.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.29, no.6, pp.376-379, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2002.tb00285.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.376-379
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare disorder characterized by developmental absence of skin on the scalp as multiple or solitary, noninflammatory. Well demarcated, oval or circular 1- to 2-cm ulcers. The disease may be isolated or associated with anomalies of the skin, eyes, ear-nose-neck and limbs, developmental defects of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and central nervous systems, and malformation syndromes such as chromosomal abnormalities. Adams-Oliver syndrome, Bart's syndrome, and Johanson-Bilzzard syndrome. In this article, five newborn infants with aplasia ctius congenita (one associated with Adams-Oliver syndrome and another concomitant with Bart's syndrome) are reported because of their rare presentation in the literature.