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It is possible that the main title of the report Incontinentia Pigmenti is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- pigmented dermatosis, Siemens-Bloch type
- Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
- Bloch-Siemens incontinentia pigmenti melanoblastosis cutis linearis
Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a rare genetic dermatological disorder affecting the skin, hair, teeth, and central nervous system. Progressive skin changes occur in four stages, the first of which appear in early infancy or can be present at birth. IP is an X-linked dominant genetic disorder caused by mutations in the IKBKG gene.
IP was named based on the appearance of the skin under the microscope.
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias
6 Execuitive Drive
Fairview Hiights, IL 62208
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Incontinentia Pigmenti International Foundation
30 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Ectodermal Dysplasia Society
Unit 1 Maida Vale Business Centre
England, GL53 7ER
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