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April 1988

Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Anhidrosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Yokohama (Japan) City University School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(4):564-566. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670040066025

• Congenital sensory neuropathy with anhidrosis (CSNA) is a well-defined entity among a group of sensory deficiency syndromes. Children with this genetic disease are insensitive to pain and temperature, do not sweat, and suffer from mental retardation. Self-mutilation may be severe and may lead to insoluble orthopedic problems. We treated a girl with CSNA, who was born to nonconsanguineous Japanese parents. This disease is important in the dermatological field, since the degree of anhidrosis and self-mutilation influence the prognosis of patients with CSNA.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:564-566)

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