Autosomal-dominant calcium ATPase disorders.

J Invest Dermatol. 2006 Nov;126(11):2370-6. Epub 2006 Jun 22.


1Department of Dermatology, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary.


Darier disease (DD) and Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) are the only known autosomal-dominant Ca2+ ATPase disorders. Epidermal symptoms selectively occur in the affected individuals, the precise reason for which is still not fully understood. Here, we review the clinical, epidermal, and molecular features of the two genodermatoses. It is concluded that epidermal Ca2+ regulation disturbances and epigenetic factors may play an even more prominent role in the pathogenesis of DD and HHD than earlier appreciated.

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