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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
AMORIM, Adriana Gutstein da Fonseca; AIDE, Marcia Kalil; DURAES, Sandra Maria Barbosa and ROCHAEL, Mayra Carrijo. Stiff skin syndrome: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp.178-181. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700046.
Stiff skin syndrome is a rare scleroderma-like disorder of unknown etiology characterized by stone-hard indurations of skin, mild hypertrichosis and limited joint mobility. No effective treatment has yet been found. Exercises and rehabilitative therapy are important in maintaining the patient's quality of life. The authors present a case of a two-year-old boy with progressive skin hardening since he was eightmonth old and secondary restricted joint mobility, diagnosed as Stiff skin syndrome
Keywords : Contracture; Fascia; Mucopolysaccharidoses; Rare diseases; Scleroderma; systemic.