A number sign (#) is used with this entry because of evidence that Haim-Munk syndrome (HMS) is caused by homozygous mutation in the gene encoding. Haim–Munk syndrome is a cutaneous condition caused, like Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome, by a mutation in the cathepsin C gene. It is named after Dr. Salim Haim. Abstract. Of the many palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) conditions, only Papillon- Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) and Haim-Munk syndrome (HMS) are associated with.

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Unfortunately, it is not free to produce. Related Disorders Symptoms of the following disorders may be similar to those of Haim-Munk syndrome. The proband had a metacarpal index of 9. How to cite this URL: Together we are strong.

OPG [ Figure 6 ] of the patient hzim severe alveolar bone loss in relation to the existing permanent teeth. The skin was dry and rough to touch.

Haim-Munk syndrome

The pattern was entirely consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance. It has sometimes been referred to as Cochin Jewish disorder. None, Conflict of Interest: Protective clothing may alleviate the discomfort experienced during exposure to cold temperatures. Both the siblings were treated with cotrimoxazole, acetretin and topical keratolytics and followed up over a period of one year, showed remarkable sgndrome in palmo plantar keratoderma and periodontitis.

Oxford University Press; Keratosis palmo-plantaris congenita, with periodontosis, arachnodactyly and a peculiar deformity of the terminal phalanges. Both disorders combine severe periodontitis halm palmoplantar hyperkeratosis.

Haim–Munk syndrome

In some cases, skin abnormalities, including characteristic syndromw, scaly thick syndrom of skin hyperkeratosis on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, may be apparent at birth congenital or during infancy. Destructive arthritis in a patient with Haim-Munk syndrome. Genetic diseases are determined by two genes, one received from the father and one from the mother.


Ultrastructural study and successful treatment with acitretin. In addition, Hart et al. The patient had a history of recurrent skin infections.

Genodermatoses Palmoplantar keratodermas Syndromes baim teeth Syndromes affecting the skin Rare syndromes. Salim Haim and the syndrome that bears his name Al Aboud, K. Haim-Munk syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects males and females in equal numbers.

Sherak NB, Thomson G. Pairs of human chromosomes are numbered from 1 through 22, with an unequal 23rd pair of X and Y chromosomes for males and two X chromosomes for females. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Haim S, Munk J. Diagnosis The diagnosis of Haim-Munk syndrome may be confirmed by a thorough clinical evaluation that includes a detailed patient history and identification of characteristic physical findings. Investigations Superficial palmar biopsy revealed marked hyperkeratosis with focal parakeratosis and acanthotic epidermis [ Figure 5 ].

Haim-Munk syndrome

Comparisons may be useful for a differential diagnosis:. Infobox medical condition new. A homozygous cathepsin C mutation associated with Haim-Munk syndrome. Dermatologic, periodontal, and skeletal manifestations of Haim-Munk syndrome in two siblings. As a result, most patients become edentulous by 15 years of age. When the primary deciduous teeth erupt, the gums become red, swell, and bleed gingivitis.

General Discussion Haim-Munk syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of red, scaly thickened patches of skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet palmoplantar hyperkeratosisfrequent pus-producing pyogenic skin infections, overgrowth hypertrophy of the fingernails and toenails onychogryposisand degeneration of the structures that surround and support the teeth periodontosis. In one reported cases, an individuals with Haim-Munk syndrome develop destructive inflammation of the joints arthritis of the wrists and shoulders.


A number sign is used with this entry because of evidence that Haim-Munk syndrome HMS is caused by homozygous mutation in the gene encoding cathepsin C CTSC; on chromosome 11q This usually occurs between the third and fifth year of life, when the infant teeth deciduous begin to erupt.

J Am Acad Dermatol ; Standard Therapies Treatment The treatment of Haim-Munk syndrome is directed toward the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual. Years Published, Meleda disease is an extremely rare inherited skin disorder characterized by the slowly progressive development of dry, thick patches of skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet palmoplantar hyperkeratosis.

Here, we present two cases of same family with HMS having all the cardinal features of HMS which includes palmo plantar keratoderma and periodontitis along with arachnodactyly, acroosteolysis, onychogryphosis, and marked osteopenia on hand wrist radiographs. Teeth with poor prognosis were extracted.

Expert curators review the literature and organize it to facilitate your work. Haim-Munk syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by palmoplantar keratoderma, severe periodonitis, arachnodactyly, acroosteolysis, atrophic changes of the nails, and a radiographic deformity of the fingers summary by Hart et al. Australasian J Dermatol ; The etiologic factor reported by Hart et al ,[ 9 ] was the missense mutations affecting both the alleles of Cathepsin C gene, located on chromosome 11q Am J Med Genet.

In individuals with Haim-Munk syndrome, the teeth usually appear to form and erupt normally. The importance of differentiating the two syndromes lies in the approach for treatment.