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Comel-Netherton Syndrome

Comel-Netherton Syndrome: Introduction

Comel-Netherton Syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by abnormally formed hair shafts and a skin condition involving scaling and redness of the skin. Patients are also predisposed to developing allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema and food allergies. The severity of the condition can vary with some infants having a poor prognosis due to severe allergies, infections and skin problems whereas others have milder symptoms and fewer allergic manifestations. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Comel-Netherton Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Comel-Netherton Syndrome

Treatments for Comel-Netherton Syndrome

  • Treatment involves symptomatic measures:
  • Emollients and keratolytics to assist with moisturizing the skin
  • Antibiotics for infections - skin or other.
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical steroids - not as useful in infants due to risk of systemic complications such as suppression of pituitary gland activity. Large areas of severely damaged skin allow more absorption of the steroids.
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Comel-Netherton Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Comel-Netherton Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Comel-Netherton Syndrome

Misdiagnosis and Comel-Netherton Syndrome

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Prognosis for Comel-Netherton Syndrome

Prognosis for Comel-Netherton Syndrome: Symptoms tend to improve as the patient becomes older with periods of remission and exacerbation. Severe symptoms in infants can cause life-threatening complications such as dehydration and infections.

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More information about Comel-Netherton Syndrome

  1. Comel-Netherton Syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Prognosis

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