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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-45

Kindler syndrome: A case presenting with blistering poikiloderma and photosensitivity


Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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Abhijit Saha
46/4 Swarnamoyee Road, P. O. Berhampore, Murshidabad - 742 101, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.131842

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Kindler syndrome is a rare genodermatosis with autosomal recessive inheritance and less than 150 cases reported worldwide. It results from loss of function mutation in the KIND1 gene (FERMT1), which has been localized to the short arm of chromosome 20. Onset is just after birth with traumatic blistering healing without scarring, skin fragility, progressive poikiloderma and photosensitivity improving with age. Systemic complications and fatally aggressive squamous cell carcinoma have also been reported. Here, we report a case with classic dermatologic manifestations in an 8-year-old female along with a brief review of literature.


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