By Gary M. White, MD

Loeys–Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that belongs to the family of aortic aneurysm syndromes, similar to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.


Cutaneous findings include velvety and translucent skin, easy bruising, varicose veins, atrophic scars, e.g.atrophoderma vermiculatum and early milia development usually in the type I mutation.



Sparse hair, receding frontal hair line, thin nose and atrophoderma vermiculatum. JAMA Derm 2015;151;675


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