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Diseases » Vohwinkel syndrome » Summary

What is Vohwinkel syndrome?

What is Vohwinkel syndrome?

  • Vohwinkel syndrome: A rare condition where tight bands of thickened skin form around the base of fingers and toes and generally leads to self-amputation of the digit. Hearing loss is also associated with the condition.

Vohwinkel syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vohwinkel syndrome, or a subtype of Vohwinkel 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 Vohwinkel syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Vohwinkel syndrome: Introduction

Types of Vohwinkel syndrome:

Broader types of Vohwinkel syndrome:

What causes Vohwinkel syndrome?

Causes of Vohwinkel syndrome: see causes of Vohwinkel syndrome

What are the symptoms of Vohwinkel syndrome?

Symptoms of Vohwinkel syndrome: see symptoms of Vohwinkel syndrome

Onset of Vohwinkel syndrome: early infancy

Can anyone else get Vohwinkel syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Vohwinkel syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Vohwinkel syndrome

Vohwinkel syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vohwinkel syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vohwinkel syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vohwinkel syndrome.
Treatments for Vohwinkel syndrome: see treatments for Vohwinkel syndrome
Research for Vohwinkel syndrome: see research for Vohwinkel syndrome

Name and Aliases of Vohwinkel syndrome

Main name of condition: Vohwinkel syndrome

Other names or spellings for Vohwinkel syndrome:

Deafness, congenital, with keratopachydermia and constrictions of fingers and toes, Mutilating keratoderma, Keratoderma hereditarium mutilans, KHM, keratoderma mutilating hereditarium, deafness, keratopachydermia, ainhum

Deafness, congenital, with keratopachydermia and constrictions of fingers and toes, KHM, Keratoderma hereditarium mutilans, Mutilating keratoderma
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vohwinkel syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Vohwinkel syndrome:


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