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Cutis. 2012 Sep;90(3):129-31.

Cutaneous manifestations of Prader-Willi syndrome.

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Professor Rubem David Azulay Institute of Dermatology, Santa Casa da Misericórdia General Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.


Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a multisystemic genetic disease associated with structural, behavioral, and intellectual disorders. The clinical appearance of PWS includes dysmorphic facial features with almond-shaped eyes, a narrow bifrontal diameter, and a thin upper lip; short stature; central obesity; and small hands and feet. We present a case of a 27-year-old woman with PWS and describe the typical clinical features and cutaneous manifestations of PWS.

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