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Aplasia cutis congenita

Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC), it is a group of disorders which is characterized by the absence of the portion of skin in a localized area at birth. It is first reported by the Cordon in 1767, aplasia cutis  is a solitary defect on the scalp in 70% of all cases, but sometimes it occurs as many lesions. Most commonly seen on the scalp, it can affect any part of the body, including the trunk and limbs.

aplasia cutis congenita

aplasia cutis congenita treatment

The decision to use surgical, medical, or both forms of treatment in aplasia cutis  (ACC) depends on the size, depth, and location of the cutaneous defect.

Local therapy consists of gentle cleansing and application of an ointment or a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent the spread of the defect.

aplasia cutis congenita

Antibiotics are indicated, when overt signs of infection are observed.

Other treatments are also necessary because the erosions and ulcerations always heal spontaneously.

A variety of dressing materials has been used.

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