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Giroux Barbeau Syndrome
Erythrokeratodermia with ataxia (EKDA) is a hereditary disorder of the skin and nervous system (neurocutaneous syndrome) characterized by groups of hard, red plaques that develop during infancy and childhood. When these skin lesions heal, the disorder seems to become dormant for several years, after which the neurological symptoms and signs emerge in the form of a typically awkward gait (ataxia) when the affected individual is around 40 years of age or older.
Many researchers active in the study of the family of diseases known as the ichthyoses consider EKDA to be a variant of an ichthyotic disorder, erythrokeratodermia variabilis (EKDV). However, there is no general consensus on this at this time.
Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types 2616 N Broad Street Colmar, PA 18915 Tel: (215)997-9400 Fax: (215)997-9403 Tel: (800)545-3286 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.firstskinfoundation.org
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse One AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 USA Tel: (301)495-4484 Fax: (301)718-6366 Tel: (877)226-4267 TDD: (301)565-2966 Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/
National Registry for Ichthyosis and Related Disorders University of Washington Dermatology Dept. Box 356524 1959 N.E. Pacific Street Seattle, WA 98195-6524 Tel: (800)595-1265 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.skinregistry.org/
Canadian Association for Familial Ataxias - Claude St-Jean Foundation 3800 Radisson Street Office 110 Montreal Quebec, H1M 1X6 Canada Tel: 5143218684 Tel: 8553218684 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.lacaf.org
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