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What is Ichthyosis Vulgaris?

What is Ichthyosis Vulgaris?

Ichthyosis vulgaris is a chronic skin condition marked by dry, scaly skin that most often forms in areas such as the shins, elbows, knees and ...more »

  • Ichthyosis Vulgaris: A skin disorder characterized by dry scaly skin which often forms in areas such as the abdomen, chest, elbows and knees. Cold weather can exacerbate the condition. The condition is usually inherited in a dominant manner but in rare cases it may be acquired.
  • Ichthyosis Vulgaris: Most common form of ICHTHYOSIS characterized by prominent scaling especially on the exterior surfaces of the extremities. It is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ichthyosis Vulgaris is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ichthyosis Vulgaris, or a subtype of Ichthyosis Vulgaris, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ichthyosis Vulgaris: Introduction

Types of Ichthyosis Vulgaris:

Broader types of Ichthyosis Vulgaris:

How serious is Ichthyosis Vulgaris?

Prognosis of Ichthyosis Vulgaris: The inherited form usually improves with age but may worsen again during old age.
Complications of Ichthyosis Vulgaris: see complications of Ichthyosis Vulgaris

What causes Ichthyosis Vulgaris?

Causes of Ichthyosis Vulgaris: see causes of Ichthyosis Vulgaris

What are the symptoms of Ichthyosis Vulgaris?

Symptoms of Ichthyosis Vulgaris: see symptoms of Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Complications of Ichthyosis Vulgaris: see complications of Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Onset of Ichthyosis Vulgaris: inherited form usually around four years of age, acquired form in adulthood

Ichthyosis Vulgaris: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ichthyosis Vulgaris.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ichthyosis Vulgaris: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ichthyosis Vulgaris.
Treatments for Ichthyosis Vulgaris: see treatments for Ichthyosis Vulgaris
Research for Ichthyosis Vulgaris: see research for Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Name and Aliases of Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Main name of condition: Ichthyosis Vulgaris

Other names or spellings for Ichthyosis Vulgaris:

Ichthyosis simplex

Ichthyosis simplex
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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