A-Z of syndromes: Ito syndrome
How to recognise and support children with this rare genetic condition.
Children with Ito syndrome have the common feature of unusual pigmentation in a characteristic swirling pattern located around the trunk and with line-like patterns down the legs and arms.
The cause of this is unknown, but it is thought that the condition occurs because of a post-conceptual change in the DNA of the individual. Although it is a genetic disease it is not thought to be inherited. Parents can be assured that there is little chance of reoccurrence in a subsequent child.
Changes in the DNA alters the cells responsible for pigmentation and there is a trajectory of severity that will impact on the level of care, treatments and management the infant and family...
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