Schimmelpenning syndrome

Schimmelpenning syndrome is a rare and variable congenital multisystem condition characterized by extensive linear sebaceous nevi and multisystem neuroectodermal abnormalities. It is an epidermal nevus syndrome (ENS).

Clinical presentation

Classical triad including sebaceous nevi, seizures, and intellectual disability.

History and etymology

Gustav (Wilhelm) Schimmelpenning (1928-2009) 2 a German psychiatrist, described the condition in 1957. 

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Article information

rID: 32258
Section: Syndromes
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Linear nevus sebaceous syndrome
  • Schimmelpenning-Feuerstein-Mims syndrome

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