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What is Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome?

What is Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome?

  • Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: A rare birth malformation characterized by excessive folded skin and characteristic skin lesions (lipomatous nevus).
  • Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: Symmetric ringed creases around the extremities which disappear later in life. They are reminiscent of these of the mascot of the tire manufacturer, Michelin, hence the name of the syndrome. Associated abnormalities vary and may include facial dysmorphism, upslanting palpebral fissures, hypertelorism, cleft palate, genital anomalies, mild developmental delay, ureterocele, smooth muscle hamartoma, nevus lipomatosus, Laron syndrome (dwarfism and high growth hormone and low somatomedin activity), and other defects.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome:

Broader types of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome:

How serious is Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome?

Prognosis of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: The skin folds tend to resolve during childhood.

What causes Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome?

Causes of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: see causes of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome?

Symptoms of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: see symptoms of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: see treatments for Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

Main name of condition: Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome:

Amniotic band constriction, Skin creases, multiple benign ring-shaped, of limbs, Multiple benign ringed shaped skin creases of limbs, Kunze Riehm syndrome, Streeter's Amniotic Bands

Amniotic band constriction, Kunze Riehm syndrome, Multiple benign ringed shaped skin creases of limbs, Skin creases, multiple benign ring-shaped, of limbs, Streeter's Amniotic Bands
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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