Lamellar ichthyosis: Introduction
Lamellar ichthyosis: A very rare disorder where an infant is born covered with a transparent membrane which sheds to reveal red scaly skin patches of varying sizes.
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causes, and treatments of Lamellar ichthyosis is available below.
Symptoms of Lamellar ichthyosis
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Lamellar ichthyosis: Complications
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Causes of Lamellar ichthyosis
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Misdiagnosis and Lamellar ichthyosis
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Clinical Trials for Lamellar ichthyosis
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Types of Lamellar ichthyosis
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Definitions of Lamellar ichthyosis:
A chronic, congenital ichthyosis inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Infants are usually born encased in a collodion membrane which sheds within a few weeks. Scaling is generalized and marked with grayish-brown quadrilateral scales, adherent at their centers and free at the edges. In some cases, scales are so thick that they resemble armored plate.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Lamellar ichthyosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Lamellar ichthyosis, or a subtype of Lamellar ichthyosis,
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 Lamellar ichthyosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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