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Genodermatoses with behavioural sequelae
  1. Lamiaa Hamie1,
  2. Edward Eid1,
  3. Joanna Khalil1,
  4. Rayah Touma Sawaya2,
  5. Ossama Abbas1,
  6. Mazen Kurban1,3,4
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  2. 2 Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  3. 3 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  4. 4 Division of Genomics and Translational Biomedicine, College of Health and Life Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mazen Kurban, Department of Dermatology, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; mk104{at}


Children with genodermatoses are at an increased risk of developing behavioural disorders which may impart lasting damage on the individual and their family members. As such, early recognition of childhood mental health disorders via meticulous history taking, thorough physical examination, and disorder-specific testing is of paramount importance for timely and effective intervention. If carried out properly, prompt psychiatric screening and intervention can effectively mitigate, prevent or even reverse, the psychiatric sequela in question. To that end, this review aims to inform the concerned physician of the manifestations and treatment strategies relevant to the psychological sequelae of genodermatoses.

  • child & adolescent psychiatry
  • genetics
  • paediatric dermatology

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  • LH and EE are joint first authors.

  • LH and EE contributed equally.

  • Contributors LH, EE and MK planned the study. LH, EE, JKK and RTS contributed to the writing of the manuscript. LH, EE, RTS, OA and MK were responsible for reviewing the manuscript. LH created the figures and tables. LH submitted the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.