Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is an unusual congenital disability affecting the skin. This condition may be identified by the absence of certain layers of skin in certain areas of the child’s body. The scalp is the most often affected area of the body. However, the legs, arms, and trunks may also be affected. Typically, a thin, translucent membrane is applied to the affected area.
The skull and underlying parts may be seen and grow abnormally. Aplasia cutis congenita can be the only abnormality present at birth or with other conditions.