An uncommon congenital skin condition known as Van Lohuizen Syndrome, is marked by discoloured patches of skin (livedo reticularis) brought on by dilated surface blood vessels (telangiectases), which give the skin a ""fishnet"" or blue or purple appearance. This condition is commonly accompanied by skin sores (Ulcers) that resemble craters. At least 50% of those with the condition also have other congenital defects.
Risk factors involved in Van Lohuizen Syndrome
- There is no known cause for CMTC. Although it rarely affects more than one family member, some experts believe it may be caused by a particular kind of genetic disease.
- Any drug used during pregnancy or any activity done during this time is unlikely to be the cause of CMTC. Other diseases can be linked to CMTC. Up to 50% of people with CMTC have related problems.
- These anomalies include vascular disorders like hemangiomas and portwine stains, which are red spots that are present at birth (non-cancerous, blood-filled growths that appear in the first weeks of life)
- In most cases, just a small part of the skin is damaged, and the distribution over the body is asymmetric, meaning that one side of the body is severely afflicted. With girls rather than boys, the affection tends to be more noticeable. What caused this is still a mystery.
- A newborn's skin may also have a marbling similar to that of a CMTC patient, or it may be affected by climate elements like cold. The continuous existence of the marbling with CMTC is a significant distinction. Over time, the skin's marbling can lessen.
Marbling of the skin,Sores can appear and the skin locally can become thin,Asymmetric limbs,Glaucoma
Overgrowth of extremities,Glaucoma,Delayed psychomotor development