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Netherton syndrome ichthyosis

Netherton syndrome ichthyosis: Introduction

Netherton syndrome ichthyosis: A rare inherited skin disorder characterized by scaly skin which forms in a circular pattern. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis is available below.

Symptoms of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis

Treatments for Netherton syndrome ichthyosis

  • Treatment involves symptomatic measures:
  • Emollients and keratolytics to assist with moisturizing the skin
  • Antibiotics for infections - skin or other.
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical steroids - not as useful in infants due to risk of systemic complications such as suppression of pituitary gland activity. Large areas of severely damaged skin allow more absorption of the steroids.
  • more treatments...»

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Netherton syndrome ichthyosis: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Netherton syndrome ichthyosis:

  • Increased risk of infection during infancy
  • Underweight
  • Short stature
  • Development of ichthyosis linearis circumflexa during childhood
  • Increased risk of skin cancer
  • Temperature instability in infants - severe cases
  • more complications...»

Causes of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis

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Prognosis for Netherton syndrome ichthyosis

Prognosis for Netherton syndrome ichthyosis: often partial remission but occasionally death due to a compromised immune system

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Definitions of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis:

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

 

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