A number sign (#) is used with this entry because of evidence that Haim-Munk syndrome (HMS) is caused by homozygous mutation in the gene encoding. Haim–Munk syndrome is a cutaneous condition caused, like Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome, by a mutation in the cathepsin C gene. It is named after Dr. Salim Haim. Abstract. Of the many palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) conditions, only Papillon- Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) and Haim-Munk syndrome (HMS) are associated with.

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A homozygous cathepsin C mutation associated with Haim-Munk syndrome. Flat feet occurred in the persons with keratosis but not in unaffected sibs.

Haim–Munk syndrome

Lateral projection of feet. Behrman RE, et al. Seven cases of Papillon-Lefevre syndrome. As a result, most patients become edentulous by 15 years of age. X-ray of skull and CT scan of head showed no abnormality. It has been reported that Inflammation associated with the arthritis caused by HMS can be controlled by removal of the synovial tissue surrounding affected joints synovectomyat the cost of permanent handicap.

Dermatologic, periodontal, and skeletal manifestations of Haim-Munk syndrome in two siblings. Her oral hygiene was extremely poor, with an abundance of plaque accumulation [ Figure 2 ]. Syndromes of the Head and Neck.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Clinical Synopsis Toggle Dropdown. Both the siblings were treated with cotrimoxazole, acetretin and topical keratolytics and followed up over a period of one year, showed remarkable improvement in palmo plantar keratoderma and periodontitis. The gingiva was red, soft and edematous with profuse bleeding on probing.

Palmoplantar keratoderma PPK is a heterogeneous condition characterized by hyperkeratosis and erythema of the soles of feet and palms of hands. Comparisons may be useful for a differential diagnosis: Limited success has been found in treating associated skin abnormalities with topical lubricants.

Genetic studies of syndromes with severe periodontitis and palmoplantar hyperkeratosis. Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology. About News Events Contact.

Haim-Munk syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects males and females in equal numbers. Schopf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome is thought to be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

The range and severity of symptoms may vary from case to case.

Patients also demonstrate hypertrophy and curving of nails onychogryphosisflat footextreme length and slenderness of fingers and toes arachnodactylyand osteolysis involving the distal phalanges of fingers and toes acro-osteolysis.


In one reported cases, an individuals with Haim-Munk syndrome develop destructive inflammation of the joints arthritis of the wrists and shoulders. Genodermatoses Palmoplantar keratodermas Syndromes affecting teeth Syndromes affecting the skin Rare syndromes. Australasian J Dermatol ; Such patches may appear around the age of one to five years. Puliyel and Sridharan Iyer noted that the patients reported by Smith and Rosenzweig were related to the patients of Haim and Munk This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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The line of the first metatarsal makes an angle instead of coinciding with the midtalar line. Unfortunately, it is not free to produce. The British Journal of Dermatology. The proband had a metacarpal index of 9.