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Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: Introduction

Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: A rare birth malformation characterized by excessive folded skin and characteristic skin lesions (lipomatous nevus). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

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Causes of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

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Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

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Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome

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

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Definitions of 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

 

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