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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 728509, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Male Goltz Syndrome

Pediatric Medicicne, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

Received 24 June 2012; Accepted 25 September 2012

Academic Editors: N. Arslan and P. Weisleder

Copyright © 2012 Bhaswati Ghoshal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present the case of a boy with a clinical diagnosis of Goltz syndrome (focal dermal hypoplasia), a rare genodermatosis characterized by widespread dysplasia of mesodermal and ectodermal tissues. A 9-year-old male patient with Goltz syndrome presented with typical skin lesions along with progressive dimness of vision and mental retardation since birth. It is inherited in an X-linked dominant fashion and is normally lethal in male patients, and so very few male patients, like the index case, have been reported.