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European Journal of Dermatology

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


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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...