A multistep approach to the diagnosis of rare genodermatoses

Askin O. , Engin B. , Gencebay G., Tuzun Y.

CLINICS IN DERMATOLOGY, cilt.38, sa.4, ss.399-407, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2020.03.009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.399-407


Genodermatoses are heritable skin diseases that can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Most of them show characteristic cutaneous findings. Genodermatoses can be associated with extracutaneous system abnonnalities. Diagnosing hereditary skin disorders is still a challenging task due to their rarity and diversity, due to diseases evolving over many years, and the initial manifestations not always being diagnostic; therefore, ongoing evaluation and surveillance is often required to make the accurate diagnosis. The algorithm for the diagnosis depends on a combination of thorough clinical and family history clinical examination, laboratory findings, consultation of multiple medical specialists, and molecular analysis. Diagnostic testing targeted at differentiation of similar genodermatoses may be required. Recognition is crucial for the initiation of the treatment for skin manifestations and detection of other extracutaneous abnormalities, including malignancy. Diagnostic accuracy and molecular diabmosis may help in providing a template for ongoing management, testing, and education and prognostication for families of children with genodermatoses. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.