Bart's syndrome: A case report

Doulat Rai Bajaj*, Asim Qureshi

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Bart's syndrome is defined as congenital localized absence of skin (CLAS) associated with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). It may be associated with any type of EB but is mostly reported with dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB dominant). Clinically it is characterized by raw beefy areas of denuded skin on trauma-prone areas of body e.g. hands and feet. Diagnosis is obvious clinically but requires ultrastructural microscopy for proper classification of the disease. Treatment suffices to palliative measures. We describe here a case of newborn baby who presented with rich-red areas of denuded skin on the hands and feet. Clinical appearance was sufficiently distinct to suggest the diagnosis of Bart's syndrome. We report this case because of its rarity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Bart's syndrome
  • Congenital localized absence of skin
  • Dominant DEB
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Genetic mechano-bullous disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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