Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Treatment & Management

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Sylvia Hsu, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Persons with Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (poikiloderma congenitale) should apply sunscreens with UVA and UVB coverage regularly. Additionally, keratolytics and retinoids have been somewhat successful in treating the hyperkeratotic lesions.

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Surgical Care

Telangiectases can be treated with pulsed-dye laser therapy. [26]

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Consultations

Consultation with an ophthalmologist is recommended for annual eye examinations to screen for the development of juvenile cataracts.

Referrals to a dentist, an orthopedist, an endocrinologist, and a hematologist/oncologist may be indicated based on the related signs and symptoms.

A dermatologist may be consulted to monitor for the development of skin cancers.

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