November 1974

Aplasia Cutis Congenita, Spastic Paralysis, and Mental Retardation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Hospital del Niño IMAN, Mexico, DF.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(5):699-701. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110300109016

Aplasia cutis congenita is usually observed on the scalp as a small area devoid of skin. Its association with a number of congenital malformations is well documented.

Extensive aplasia cutis congenita, together with cerebral atrophy, was present in a girl with spastic paralysis and mental retardation. The cerebral atrophy is interpreted as the counterpart of the cutaneous lesion.