CHILD syndrome

What is CHILD syndrome?

CHILD syndrome (Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform nevus and Limb Defects, CS) is an X-linked dominant genodermatosis characterized by unilateral inflammatory and scaling skin lesions with ipsilateral visceral and limb anomalies.

Other condition names

  • CHILD nevus
  • Congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform nevus and limbs defects

Inheritance type

Not applicable, X-linked dominant


  • Worldwide: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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