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Pronunciation: e-rith'ro-ker-a-to-der'me-a

Definition: A neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by papulosquamous erythematous plaques with onset shortly after birth; ataxia, nystagmus, dysarthria, and decreased tendon reflexes appear later in life; symmetric progressive erythrokeratodermia is inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder and does not involve the palms and soles.

[erythro- + G. keras, horn, + derma, skin, + -ia, condition]

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