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Acrogeria (acrogeria; Greek akros – the most remote, extreme, high + geron – the old man; synonym: Gottrona a syndrome, Gottrona an acrogeria) – the hereditary disease which is characterized by an inborn atrophy of the skin of extremities which is the most expressed on feet and brushes in combination with their hypoplasia. The acrogeria is inherited on autosomal recessively type.

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In the aspiration to pull out the patient, doctors often go too far. So, for example, a certain Charles Janszen during the period from 1954 to 1994 endured more than 900 operations on removal of new growths.