John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Acrogeria of the Gottron type in a mother and son Volume 10, numéro 1, January - February 2000

Department of Dermatology, Warsaw School of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Mots-clés : acrogeria Gottron, Ehlers Danlos syndrome Type IV, COL3A1 gene.
  • Page(s) : 36-40
  • Année de parution : 2000

Acrogeria was described by Gottron [1] as a mild, nonprogressive, congenital form of skin atrophy, involving mainly the distal parts of the extremities. The essential feature is atrophy of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, giving an aged appearance. The disease must be differentiated from Werner's syndrome, also characterized by premature aging and disproportionately thin distal parts of the limbs. This syndrome differs however by the tautness [...]