The Michelin Tire (or Tyre) Syndrome is a rare genodermatosis with circumferential skin folds in an infant, resulting in an appearance resembling the Michelin Man.



(1) multiple, symmetric, circumferential skin folds that are present at birth

(2) variable presence of other anomalies

(2) exclusion of alternative diagnoses (Cushing’s disease, etc)


A biopsy of the lesion shows excessive adipose tissue in the dermis and subcutaneum and variable fibrosis. Imaging studies would be a less invasive.


The usual course is for the folds to disappear over time.


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