Baird syndrome



What is Baird syndrome?

Baird syndrome, also known as absence of fingerprints-congenital milia syndrome, is characterized by neonatal blisters and milia and congenital absence of dermatoglyphics on the hands and feet. Some affected patients also showed bilateral partial flexion contractures of the fingers and toes, and webbing of the toes.

How common is Baird syndrome?

Baird syndrome is a very rare condition. It has been reported in two kindreds (one of which contained 13 affected individuals spanning three generations) and in an unrelated individual. Please discuss with your doctor for further information.


What are the symptoms of Baird syndrome?

The common symptoms of Baird syndrome are:

  • Abnormal blistering of the skin
  • Abnormal fingerprints
  • Milia (small white papules, especially on the face)
  • Thin skin
  • Camptodactyly of finger
  • Hypohidrosis (Decreased ability to sweat)
  • Skin rash
  • Thickened skin
  • Amniotic constriction ring

There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.

When should I see my doctor?

If you have any signs or symptoms listed above or have any questions, please consult with your doctor. Everyone’s body acts differently. It is always best to discuss with your doctor what is best for your situation.


What causes Baird syndrome?

The syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.

Risk factors

What increases my risk for Baird syndrome?

Please consult with your doctor for further information.

Diagnosis & treatment

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.

How is Baird syndrome diagnosed?

Please consult with your doctor for further information.

How is Baird syndrome treated?

Please consult with your doctor for further information.

Lifestyle changes & home remedies

What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage Baird syndrome?

If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: January 24, 2018 | Last Modified: January 25, 2018

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