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Erythroderma Desquamativa of Leiner


Synonyms of Erythroderma Desquamativa of Leiner
  • Erythroderma Desquamativum of Infancy
  • Leiner Disease
  • Leiner-Moussous Desquamative Erythroderma

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Erythroderma desquamativa of Leiner is a rare skin disorder that usually first appears during the end of the first month of life or the beginning of the second month. The disorder is characterized by the appearance of a reddish, thickened rash on various parts of an infant's body. Additional symptoms include chronic diarrhea and the failure to gain weight at the expected rate (failure to thrive). The exact cause of erythroderma desquamativa of Leiner is unknown.

    Organizations related to Erythroderma Desquamativa of Leiner
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info



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