Cutaneous findings in children with intellectual disabilities

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  • Carmelo Schepis

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    • Unit of Dermatology, Oasi Institute (IRCCS) for Research on Intellectual Disabilities and Brain Aging, Troina, Italy
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Correspondence: Carmelo Schepis, M.D., Unit of Dermatology, Oasi Institute (IRCCS) for Research on Intellectual Disabilities and Brain Aging, Via Conte Ruggero, 73-94018 Troina, EN, Italy. Email: cschepis@oasi.en.it

Abstract

The link between pediatric dermatology and intellectual disabilities (ID) is revised, according to the author's personal experience and the existing published work. Cutaneous manifestations in children with ID can be: (i) a key element to reach a diagnosis, as in neurodermatoses; (ii) a peculiar sign to define a complex syndrome; (iii) linked to behavioral features; (iv) iatrogenic, caused by drugs, as a side-effect; and (v) independent from ID.

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