ABSENT FINGERPRINTS

By Gary M. White, MD

Absent fingerprints Absent fingerprints above compared with normal below.


Complete absence of fingerprints may occur sporadically or inherited autosomal dominant trait [JAAD 1993;29;355]. Huriez syndrome (aka sclerotylosis) is an AD condition with congenital diffuse scleroatrophy of the distal extremities, mild keratoderma, nail ridging or hypoplasia and absent fingerprints. It may occur in some ectodermal displasias.

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