Michelin tire baby syndrome

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Michelin tire baby syndrome
Symmetrical, gyrate skin folds involving upper limbs

Michelin tire baby syndrome (also known as Kunze–Riehm syndrome[1] and "folded skin with scarring"[2]: 625 ), is a condition occurring in babies that is characterized by multiple, symmetric, circular skin creases, or bands, on the forearms, lower legs, and often the neck that are present at birth. The creases disappear later in life. They are reminiscent of those of Bibendum, the mascot of the tire manufacturer Michelin, hence the name of the syndrome. Associated abnormalities vary and may include facial dysmorphism, upslanting palpebral fissures, hypertelorism, cleft palate, genital anomalies, mild developmental delay, ureterocele, smooth muscle hamartoma, nevus lipomatosus, Laron syndrome (dwarfism with high growth hormone and low somatomedin activity), and other defects.

It was originally described by Ross in 1969.[3]

See also


  1. Ramphul, Kamleshun; Mejias, Stephanie G; Ramphul-Sicharam, Yogeshwaree (2018). "A Rare Case of Michelin Tire Baby Syndrome in a Newborn". Cureus. 10 (2): e2222. doi:10.7759/cureus.2222. ISSN 2168-8184. PMC 5914916. PMID 29696100.
  2. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. Ross CM (September 1969). "Generalized folded skin with an underlying lipomatous nevus. "The Michelin Tire baby"". Arch Dermatol. 100 (3): 320–3. doi:10.1001/archderm.100.3.320. PMID 4980758.[permanent dead link]


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