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Classification & external resources
ICD-10 Q85.
ICD-9 759.5-759.6
DiseasesDB 31496
MeSH D020752

Phakomatoses (or "neurocutaneous syndromes") are disorders of central nervous system that additionally result in lesions on the skin and the retina. These tissues have a common ectodermal origin.

Additional recommended knowledge

The term, which means "spot", was introduced by Jan van der Hoeve in the 1920s, before the distinct genetic basis of each of these diseases was understood.[1]

Examples of phakomatoses


  1. ^ Enersen, Ole Daniel. Jan van der Hoeve. Who Named It?. Retrieved on 2007-07-13.
  • 1147863071 at GPnotebook
  • vi_1/p/PHAKOMATOSIS article at GE's Medcyclopaedia
  • KidsHealth
  • OSU
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