Netherton Syndrome

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Netherton syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder of keratinization. It was described by Comèl (1949) in 1949 and Netherton (1958) in 1958. The syndrome is sometimes called Comèl-Netherton syndrome (De Felipe et al. 1997). The incidence is about 1 in 200,000 (Bitoun et al. 2002b).


Hair Shaft Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Staphylococcal Scald Skin Syndrome Netherton Syndrome SPINK5 Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical GeneticsShriners Hospitals for ChildrenShreveportUSA
  2. 2.Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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