Keratitis Ichthyosis Deafness Syndrome via NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

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Keratitis ichthyosis deafness (KID) syndrome is a rare, genetic, multi-system disorder. It is characterized by defects of the surface of the corneas (keratitis), red, rough thickened plaques of skin (erythrokeratoderma) and sensorineural deafness or severe hearing impairment. The skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet and the nails may be affected. KID syndrome belongs to a group of skin disorders marked by dry, scaly skin known as the ichthyoses. KID syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

Source: Keratitis Ichthyosis Deafness Syndrome – NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

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