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Skin: Hereditary Disorders

  1. Laura D Corden1,
  2. WH Irwin McLean2,
  3. Alan D Irvine1

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005525



How to Cite

Corden, L. D., McLean, W. I. and Irvine, A. D. 2006. Skin: Hereditary Disorders. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


There are many disorders with skin phenotypes for which the underlying molecular defect is now known. These include blistering diseases, pigmentary disorders, disorders of cornification and those with tumor predisposition.


  • skin disorder;
  • genodermatoses;
  • epidermis;
  • dermis;
  • dermatology