This is a rare genetic disorder that can start to show symptoms by the age of five or even younger. In this condition, the patient will develop scaly and dry patches on the palms as well as the soles of the feet. These patches may also spread to other areas of the body like the knees and the elbows. It leads to severe and chronic inflammation of the affected areas.
HOW IS PAPILLON-LEFÈVRE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A general physician may conduct a thorough medical history evaluation as well as physical evaluation of the child to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS PAPILLON-LEFÈVRE SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment of Papillon-Lefèvre Syndrome is directed toward the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual. Different specialists would need to work together to treat the various unrelated symptoms. In some cases, surgery and skin grafts may be used to alleviate skin problems.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early identification of Papillon-Lefèvre Syndrome is essential for potentially effective treatment with vitamin A (retinoids)