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What is Aplasia Cutis Congenita?

What is Aplasia Cutis Congenita?

  • Aplasia Cutis Congenita: The genetic absence of an area of skin at birth. Mostly occurs on the scalp but can occur on other parts of the body. The missing patch may be covered by a thin membrane or may be raw.

Aplasia Cutis Congenita is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Aplasia Cutis Congenita, or a subtype of Aplasia Cutis Congenita, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aplasia Cutis Congenita: Introduction

Types of Aplasia Cutis Congenita:

Broader types of Aplasia Cutis Congenita:

How serious is Aplasia Cutis Congenita?

Complications of Aplasia Cutis Congenita: see complications of Aplasia Cutis Congenita

What causes Aplasia Cutis Congenita?

Causes of Aplasia Cutis Congenita: see causes of Aplasia Cutis Congenita

What are the symptoms of Aplasia Cutis Congenita?

Symptoms of Aplasia Cutis Congenita: see symptoms of Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Complications of Aplasia Cutis Congenita: see complications of Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Aplasia Cutis Congenita: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aplasia Cutis Congenita.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Aplasia Cutis Congenita: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Aplasia Cutis Congenita.
Treatments for Aplasia Cutis Congenita: see treatments for Aplasia Cutis Congenita
Research for Aplasia Cutis Congenita: see research for Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Name and Aliases of Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Main name of condition: Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Other names or spellings for Aplasia Cutis Congenita:

Congenital defect of skull and scalp, Scalp defect, congenital, ACC, Familial aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp (subtype), Aplasia cutis of the scalp

ACC (Aplasia cutis congenita), Congenital defect of skull and scalp, Familial aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp (subtype), Scalp defect, congenital
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Aplasia Cutis Congenita: Related Conditions

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