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Aplasia cutis congenita: approach to evaluation and management

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  • John C. Browning

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    1. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    • Address correspondence and reprint requests to: John C. Browning, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Chief, Pediatric Dermatology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7808, San Antonio, TX 78229, or email: BrowningJ3@UTHSCSA.edu

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Abstract

Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) refers to any condition in which there is absence of skin at birth. This can be isolated ACC occurring on the scalp, with or without underlying ectopic neural tissue, or ACC can be associated with other conditions such as Adams–Oliver syndrome or epidermolysis bullosa. We discuss the different types of ACC and associated anomalies along with an approach to diagnosis and management.

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