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April 1985

Richner-Hanhart Syndrome Spares a Plantar Autograft

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Dermatology (Drs Crovato and Desirello) and Ophthalmology (Dr Babbini), Chiavari-Lavagna Hospital, Lavagna, Italy; the Third Division of Medicine, Gaslini Hospital, Genoa, Italy (Dr Gatti); and the Department of Dermatology, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy (Dr Rebora).

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(4):539-540. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660040123026

• A patient with Richner-Hanhart syndrome had thigh skin grafted onto her heel in an attempt to improve her walking. The graft seemed to be spared by the hyperkeratosis that arrested at the periphery of the graft and formed a keratotic wall. A low-tyrosine, low-phenylalanine diet was effective in clearing hyperkeratosis.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:539-540)

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