Aplasia Cutis Congenita Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Joy Wan, MD, MSCE; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

How is aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) classified?

What are group 1 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 2 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 3 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 4 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 5 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 6 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 7 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 8 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What are group 9 aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) malformations?

What is the pathophysiology of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

What causes aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

What is the prevalence of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

What are the racial predilections of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

What are the sexual predilections of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

At what age does aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) present?

What is the prognosis of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

When is genetic counseling indicated for families of patients with aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

Presentation

What is the focus of the clinical history for suspected aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of a bullous variant of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

What are the possible complications of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Aplasia Cutis Congenita?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

Treatment

How is aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with aplasia cutis congenita (ACC)?