What is Aplasia Cutis Congenita (ACC)?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
Aplasia Cutis Congenita (ACC) is a rare condition identified by the absence of a portion of skin at birth. These areas resemble ulcers or open wounds, although they are sometimes already healed at birth. Skin defects are usually small (0.5 to 3 cm) and located on the scalp, although they can be found on the torso or limbs. In some cases, the bone and other tissues under the skin defect are also underdeveloped.
Even though there can be other physical or genetic abnormalities, ACC is most often a benign isolated condition.
Aplasia Cutis Congenita is a rare disorder that may be inherited as an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive trait. Human traits, including the classic genetic diseases, are the product of the interaction of two genes, one received from the father and one from the mother.
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