Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-91

A case of aplasia cutis type VI (Bart’s syndrome) at University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria

Department of Surgery, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja

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Dr. Amaka Patricia Ehighibe
Department of Surgery, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 228
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DOI: 10.4103/njps.njps_10_19

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Aplasia cutis type VI, commonly referred to as Bart’s syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by congenital localized absence of skin commonly in the lower limbs, epidermolysis bullosa, and sometimes dystrophic nails. We present a 2-hour-old male infant who presented with congenital absence of skin over both lower limbs at birth. He developed blisters in keeping with epidermolysis bullosa 24 hours after birth. Examination and investigations revealed no systemic involvement. An assessment of aplasia cutis type VI (Bart’s syndrome) was made. He was managed conservatively and wounds showed progressive re-epithelialization.

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