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Haim-Munk Syndrome


Synonyms of Haim-Munk Syndrome
  • Cochin Jewish Disorder
  • Haim-Munk Syndrome
  • HMS
  • Kera. Palmoplant. Con., Pes Planus, Ony., Periodon., Arach., Acroosteolysis
  • Keratosis Palmoplantaris with Periodontopathia and Onychogryposis

Disorder Subdivisions



    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 hyperkeratosis), frequent pus-producing (pyogenic) skin infections, overgrowth (hypertrophy) of the fingernails and toenails (onychogryposis), and degeneration of the structures that surround and support the teeth (periodontosis). Periodontosis usually results in the premature loss of teeth. Additional features associated with the disorder may include flat feet (pes planus); abnormally long, slender fingers and toes (arachnodactyly); loss of bone tissue at the ends of the fingers and/or toes (acroosteolysis); and/or other physical findings. Haim-Munk syndrome is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
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    Organizations related to Haim-Munk Syndrome
    • 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
    • NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
      None
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      Phone #: 301-496-4261
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nidcr@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/



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