"Dyskeratosis Congenita" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A predominantly X-linked recessive syndrome characterized by a triad of reticular skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy and leukoplakia of mucous membranes. Oral and dental abnormalities may also be present. Complications are a predisposition to malignancy and bone marrow involvement with pancytopenia. (from Int J Paediatr Dent 2000 Dec;10(4):328-34) The X-linked form is also known as Zinsser-Cole-Engman syndrome and involves the gene which encodes a highly conserved protein called dyskerin.
- Zinsser-Cole-Engman Syndrome
- Syndrome, Zinsser-Cole-Engman
- Zinsser Cole Engman Syndrome
- Dyskeratosis Congenita, X-Linked
- Congenita, X-Linked Dyskeratosis
- Dyskeratosis Congenita, X Linked
- X-Linked Dyskeratosis Congenita
- X-Linked Dyskeratosis Congenitas
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A recessive founder mutation in regulator of telomere elongation helicase 1, RTEL1, underlies severe immunodeficiency and features of Hoyeraal Hreidarsson syndrome. PLoS Genet. 2013 Aug; 9(8):e1003695.