What is ptergyium syndrome?

Also known as: multiple pterygium syndrome, popliteal pterygium syndrome.

Pterygium syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by webs of skin across the knee joints and other joints of the body, such as the fingers and toes. One form of the disease, multiple pterygium syndrome, is characterized by a lack of muscle movement that causes joint and mobility problems as a person ages. Another form of the disease, popliteal pterygium syndrome, may have associated abnormalities such as cleft lip, cleft palate and other issues related to the skin, face or genitals.

Reviewed by: Scott J Schoenleber, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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