Hay-Wells syndrome in a child with mutation in the TP73L gene
Article first published online: 1 OCT 2007
JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft
Volume 5, Issue 10, pages 919–923, October 2007
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Garcia Bartels, N., Neumann, L. M., Mleczko, A., Rubach, K., Peters, H., Rossi, R., Sterry, W. and Blume-Peytavi, U. (2007), Hay-Wells syndrome in a child with mutation in the TP73L gene. JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 5: 919–923. doi: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2007.06379.x
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 1 OCT 2007
- Submitted: 6.10.2006 | Accepted: 12.2.2007
- Hay-Wells syndrome;
- AEC syndrome;
- ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum;
- ectodermal dysplasia;
- TP73L (p63) gene
Hay-Wells syndrome is a rare form of ectodermal dysplasia, also known as AEC syndrome (Ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum, Ectodermal effects, Cleft lip/palate). It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion with variable expression, featuring congenital abnormalities of skin, hair, teeth, nail, eccrine and mucous glands.
We present a three-month-old boy, born to unaffected parents, with typical clinical findings of AEC syndrome. In this boy, a mutation Ile537Thr (c.1610C>T) in the sterile alpha motive (SAM) domain of the TP73L (p63) gene was detected. Because of the broad spectrum of related syndromes such as Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome, Bowen-Armstrong syndrome, CHAND syndrome and epidermolysis bullosa hereditaria, the diagnosis of AEC should be base don both clinical findings and genetic analysis.