Stiff skin syndrome: A case report

Mat C., Kalayciyan A., Arzuhal N., Demirkesen C., Karacorlu M., Tuzun Y.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.20, no.4, pp.339-341, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2003.20414.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-341
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Stiff skin syndrome (SSS) is a disease similar to scleroderma with an unknown etiology. Stone-hard areas of skin are observed from birth or in early childhood. In this article we describe a 15-year-old girl with skin hardening and limitation of movement. We diagnosed the case as SSS, of which we have not encountered a similar report in the Turkish literature.