Angioma serpiginosum with oesophageal papillomatosis is an X-linked dominant condition that maps to Xp11.3-Xq12

Eur J Hum Genet. 2007 May;15(5):543-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201800. Epub 2007 Mar 7.


We report on a four-generation family with localized subepidermal telangiectasias following Blaschko's lines (angioma serpiginosum). The vascular streaks are present at birth and progress slowly thereafter. In several family members papillomatosis of the entire oesophagus was found to be part of the condition. Mild nail and hair dystrophy added to the resemblance of Goltz-Gorlin syndrome (focal dermal hypoplasia), suggesting that the present condition could be a mild variant. All affected family members are females, there is no increased miscarriage rate, and X-inactivation in affected females is highly skewed, compatible with X-linked dominant inheritance with very early in utero lethality in males. In the family, 11 informative meioses were available to study the segregation of X-chromosome markers. Significant linkage (LOD score 3.31) was found to a region flanked by markers DXS8026 and DXS106 (44-67 Mb from Xpter) that includes the centromere.

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / genetics*
  • Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology
  • Centromere / genetics
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11 / genetics*
  • Chromosomes, Human, X / genetics*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Female
  • Focal Dermal Hypoplasia / genetics
  • Focal Dermal Hypoplasia / pathology
  • Genes, Dominant
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Genetic Markers
  • Hemangioma / genetics*
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Norway
  • Papilloma / genetics*
  • Pedigree


  • Genetic Markers