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neurocutaneous syndrome


Definition: a general term for a heterogenous group of disorders that have in common that central nervous system and skin lesions coexist; many are hereditary, including Sturge-Weber syndrome (autosomal dominant inheritance) (q.v.), Cockayne syndrome (autosomal recessive inheritance) (q.v.), and Fabry disease (X-linked inheritance) (q.v.).

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