MICHELIN TIRE BABY SYNDROME
By Gary M. White, MD
Michelin tire baby syndrome (MTBS) is a rare genodermatosis in which multiple, symmetric, circumferential rings of folded skin involve the extremities and the trunk.
- The new term "circumferential skin folds syndrome" has been proposed [Pediatr Dermatol. 2014;31:659].
- Biopsy has shown normal skin, nevus lipomatosus, smooth muscle hamartoma, degenerative collagen, and scarring.
A 10-month-old boy was referred for asymptomatic skin folds noticed along both the upper and lower limbs since birth. There was a gradual and progressive increase in the number and size of skin folds with time. The mother had similar history of asymptomatic constrictions bands on the neck, upper and lower limbs at birth. Spontaneous resolution was noticed by 5 years of age except for few residual bands on the neck. Indian J Dermatol 2012;57:74-6
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