CLOVES Syndrome

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Summary
CLOVES syndrome (CS) is a recently described rare disorder characterized by tissue overgrowth and complex vascular anomalies. CLOVES stands for congenital lipomatous (fatty) overgrowth, vascular malformations, epidermal nevi and scoliosis/skeletal/spinal anomalies.

Introduction
CLOVES syndrome was described independently by Saap and colleagues in 2007 and Alomari in 2009. A case report by the German physician Hermann Friedberg "gigantism of the right lower limb" published in 1867 is probably the first known written account of CLOVES syndrome.

Supporting Organizations

CLOVES Syndrome Community

PO Box 406
West Kennebunk, ME 04094
Tel: (207) 281-2130
Email: clovessyndrome@gmail.com
Website: http://www.clovessyndrome.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

National Organization of Vascular Anomalies

PO Box 38216
Greensboro, NC 27438-8216
Email: khall@novanews.org
Website: http://www.novanews.org

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Last Updated:  5/20/2015
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