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Bloch–Siemens/ Bloch–Sulzberger Syndrome

Posted: Oct, 4 2018

Bloch – Siemens or Bloch – Sulzberger Syndrome – also known as Incontinentia pigmenti, is a genetic disorder that affects the skin, hair, teeth, nails, and central nervous system which occurs much more often in females than in males.

It is characterized by skin abnormalities that begin in childhood, usually a blistering rash which heals, followed by the development of harder skin growths. The skin may develop grey or brown patches which fade with time. Other symptoms can include hair loss, dental abnormalities, eye abnormalities that can lead to vision loss, and lined or pitted fingernails and toenails.