What is Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome – CFC? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome is identified by cardiac abnormalities which include pulmonic stenosis and other valve dysplasias, septal defects, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, rhythm disturbances. There is also a distinctive craniofacial appearance, and cutaneous abnormalities (including xerosis, hyperkeratosis, ichthyosis, keratosis pilaris, ulerythema ophryogenes, eczema, pigmented moles, hemangiomas, and palmoplantar hyperkeratosis). In individuals affected by this syndrome, the hair is typically sparse, curly, fine or thick, woolly or brittle, while eyelashes and eyebrows may be absent or sparse. Nails may be dystrophic or fast growing. Some form of neurologic and/or cognitive delay is seen in all affected individuals. Neoplasia, mostly acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), has been reported in some individuals.
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