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Incontinentia Pigmenti

Incontinentia Pigmenti: Introduction

Incontinentia Pigmenti: Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare, genetic disorder characterized by unusual patterns of discolored skin. The genetic transmission is X ... more about Incontinentia Pigmenti.

Incontinentia Pigmenti: A rare genetic skin pigmentation disorder characterized by eye, teeth, bone, nail and hair malformations as well as central nervous abnormalities and mental deficiency. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Incontinentia Pigmenti is available below.

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Prognosis for Incontinentia Pigmenti: Although the skin abnormalities usually regress, and sometimes disappear completely, there may be residual neurological difficulties. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Incontinentia Pigmenti Information Page: NINDS)

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Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare, genetic disorder characterized by unusual patterns of discolored skin. The genetic transmission is X-linked dominant. Males are more severely affected than females. The disorder is caused by excessive deposits of melanin (normal skin pigment). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Incontinentia Pigmenti Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Incontinentia Pigmenti:

A skin pigmentation disorder with malformations of the eyes, teeth, bones, nails, heart, central nervous system, and hair. Mental deficiency is usually associated. The syndrome is divided into two forms: Incontinentia pigmenti type I and type II which lethal in males. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Incontinentia Pigmenti as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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