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Our Dermatol Online. 2011; 2(4): 226
Date of submission: 25.07.2011 / acceptance: 25.07.2011
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JADWIGA SCHWANN AND HER SYNDROME
by

Khalid Al Aboud

COMMENT:

Dr. Takashi Hashimoto, Dr. Daisuke Tsuruta PhD, Dr. Norito Ishii, Dr. Teruki Dainichi, Dr. Takahiro Hamada – Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine, and Kurume University Institute of Cutaneous Cell Biology, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan

E-mail: hashmot@med.kurume-u.ac.jpm


 
Schwann syndrome, also known as Bart- Pumphery syndrome, is an autosomal dominant genodermatosis characterized clinically by knuckle pads, leukonychia and sensorineural deafness and genetically by mutation in GJB2 gene encoding a gap junction protein, connexin 26. Because Jadwiga Schwann reported this condition in 1963 in German and Polish languages 4 years earlier than the article reported by Bart and Pumphery in N Engl J Med, this disease should preferentially be called as Schwann syndrome. Jadwiga Schwann was a dermatologist in West Poland, who published many articles for both research and clinical topics in the early stage of Polish dermatology.


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