Our experience with aplasia cutis congenita

J Dermatol. 2002 Jun;29(6):376-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2002.tb00285.x.


Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare disorder characterized by developmental absence of skin on the scalp as multiple or solitary, noninflammatory, well demarcated, oval or circular 1- to 2-cm ulcers. The disease may be isolated or associated with anomalies of the skin, eyes, ear-nose-neck and limbs, developmental defects of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and central nervous systems, and malformation syndromes such as chromosomal abnormalities, Adams-Oliver syndrome, Bart's syndrome, and Johanson-Bilzzard syndrome. In this article, five newborn infants with aplasia cutis congenita (one associated with Adams-Oliver syndrome and another concomitant with Bart's syndrome) are reported because of their rare presentation in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ectodermal Dysplasia / diagnosis*
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia / therapy
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Scalp / abnormalities*