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Schafer syndrome: A disorder characterized mainly by thickened skin on the palms and soles, white patches in mouth, mental and growth retardation and hair, nail and eye abnormalities. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Schafer syndrome is available below.
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Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses of...read more »
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