King's College London

Research portal

Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Standard

Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder. / Winik, B. C.; Asial, R. A.; McGrath, J. A.; South, A. P.; Boente, M. C.

In: British Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 160, No. 4, 04.2009, p. 868 - 874.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Harvard

Winik, BC, Asial, RA, McGrath, JA, South, AP & Boente, MC 2009, 'Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder', British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 160, no. 4, pp. 868 - 874. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08946.x

APA

Winik, B. C., Asial, R. A., McGrath, J. A., South, A. P., & Boente, M. C. (2009). Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder. British Journal of Dermatology, 160(4), 868 - 874. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08946.x

Vancouver

Winik BC, Asial RA, McGrath JA, South AP, Boente MC. Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder. British Journal of Dermatology. 2009 Apr;160(4):868 - 874. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08946.x

Author

Winik, B. C. ; Asial, R. A. ; McGrath, J. A. ; South, A. P. ; Boente, M. C. / Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder. In: British Journal of Dermatology. 2009 ; Vol. 160, No. 4. pp. 868 - 874.

Bibtex Download

@article{9e1bfc28e02f4c5fbf8f3b6bcbcfc4d4,
title = "Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder",
abstract = "We describe two boys with curly hair, palmoplantar keratoderma and skin fragility who presented clinical and histological features similar, but not identical, to those exhibited by patients with ectodermal dysplasia - skin fragility syndrome (McGrath syndrome) and other genetic desmosomal defects such as Carvajal syndrome and Naxos disease. Clinical features included trauma-induced blisters and erosions, palmoplantar keratoderma and hyperkeratotic, fissured plaques with perioral involvement. The patients had abundant curly scalp hair, and normal eyebrows and eyelashes. Sweating was normal. Nails were normal at birth but subsequently showed secondary dystrophy. Histopathological analysis of the skin demonstrated acantholysis and intercellular widening of the spinous and granular layers in involved regions. No involvement of scalp skin was seen. Desmosomes were markedly reduced in number and poorly developed with no clear insertions of the keratin filaments. The latter were clumped around the nuclei. Immunostaining of patient skin with antibodies raised against key desmosomal proteins demonstrated disrupted expression of desmoplakin, plakoglobin and desmoglein 1. Additional studies of the family history and of the desmoplakin, plakoglobin and desmoglein 1 genotype for both patients may help further elucidate the molecular cause of this variation on ectodermal dysplasia - skin fragility syndrome.",
author = "Winik, {B. C.} and Asial, {R. A.} and McGrath, {J. A.} and South, {A. P.} and Boente, {M. C.}",
year = "2009",
month = apr,
doi = "10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08946.x",
language = "English",
volume = "160",
pages = "868 -- 874",
journal = "British Journal of Dermatology",
issn = "0007-0963",
publisher = "John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111)",
number = "4",

}

RIS (suitable for import to EndNote) Download

TY - JOUR

T1 - Acantholytic ectodermal dysplasia: clinicopathological study of a new desmosomal disorder

AU - Winik, B. C.

AU - Asial, R. A.

AU - McGrath, J. A.

AU - South, A. P.

AU - Boente, M. C.

PY - 2009/4

Y1 - 2009/4

N2 - We describe two boys with curly hair, palmoplantar keratoderma and skin fragility who presented clinical and histological features similar, but not identical, to those exhibited by patients with ectodermal dysplasia - skin fragility syndrome (McGrath syndrome) and other genetic desmosomal defects such as Carvajal syndrome and Naxos disease. Clinical features included trauma-induced blisters and erosions, palmoplantar keratoderma and hyperkeratotic, fissured plaques with perioral involvement. The patients had abundant curly scalp hair, and normal eyebrows and eyelashes. Sweating was normal. Nails were normal at birth but subsequently showed secondary dystrophy. Histopathological analysis of the skin demonstrated acantholysis and intercellular widening of the spinous and granular layers in involved regions. No involvement of scalp skin was seen. Desmosomes were markedly reduced in number and poorly developed with no clear insertions of the keratin filaments. The latter were clumped around the nuclei. Immunostaining of patient skin with antibodies raised against key desmosomal proteins demonstrated disrupted expression of desmoplakin, plakoglobin and desmoglein 1. Additional studies of the family history and of the desmoplakin, plakoglobin and desmoglein 1 genotype for both patients may help further elucidate the molecular cause of this variation on ectodermal dysplasia - skin fragility syndrome.

AB - We describe two boys with curly hair, palmoplantar keratoderma and skin fragility who presented clinical and histological features similar, but not identical, to those exhibited by patients with ectodermal dysplasia - skin fragility syndrome (McGrath syndrome) and other genetic desmosomal defects such as Carvajal syndrome and Naxos disease. Clinical features included trauma-induced blisters and erosions, palmoplantar keratoderma and hyperkeratotic, fissured plaques with perioral involvement. The patients had abundant curly scalp hair, and normal eyebrows and eyelashes. Sweating was normal. Nails were normal at birth but subsequently showed secondary dystrophy. Histopathological analysis of the skin demonstrated acantholysis and intercellular widening of the spinous and granular layers in involved regions. No involvement of scalp skin was seen. Desmosomes were markedly reduced in number and poorly developed with no clear insertions of the keratin filaments. The latter were clumped around the nuclei. Immunostaining of patient skin with antibodies raised against key desmosomal proteins demonstrated disrupted expression of desmoplakin, plakoglobin and desmoglein 1. Additional studies of the family history and of the desmoplakin, plakoglobin and desmoglein 1 genotype for both patients may help further elucidate the molecular cause of this variation on ectodermal dysplasia - skin fragility syndrome.

U2 - 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08946.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08946.x

M3 - Article

VL - 160

SP - 868

EP - 874

JO - British Journal of Dermatology

JF - British Journal of Dermatology

SN - 0007-0963

IS - 4

ER -

View graph of relations

© 2020 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454