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What is Darier Disease?

What is Darier Disease?

  • Darier Disease: A slowly progressing inherited skin disorder characterized by small brownish warty bumps and nail abnormalities. The skin disorder because the skin cells are not held together properly.
  • Darier Disease: A slowly progressive autosomal dominant disorder of keratinization characterized by pinkish-to-tan papules that coalesce to form plaques. These lesions become darker over time and commonly fuse, forming papillomatous and warty malodorous growths.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Darier Disease: a rare hereditary condition marked by dark crusted patches (sometimes containing pus).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Darier Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Darier Disease, or a subtype of Darier Disease, 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 Darier Disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Darier Disease: Introduction

Types of Darier Disease:

Broader types of Darier Disease:

Who gets Darier Disease?

Gender Ratio for Darier Disease: male predominance

How serious is Darier Disease?

Complications of Darier Disease: see complications of Darier Disease

What causes Darier Disease?

Causes of Darier Disease: see causes of Darier Disease

What are the symptoms of Darier Disease?

Symptoms of Darier Disease: see symptoms of Darier Disease

Complications of Darier Disease: see complications of Darier Disease

Onset of Darier Disease: 10-20 years of age

Darier Disease: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Darier Disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Darier Disease: Medical Geneticist, Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Darier Disease.
Treatments for Darier Disease: see treatments for Darier Disease
Research for Darier Disease: see research for Darier Disease

Name and Aliases of Darier Disease

Main name of condition: Darier Disease

Other names or spellings for Darier Disease:

Keratosis follicularis, Darier-White disease, White disease, dyskeratosis follicularis vegetans, White-Darier disease, Dyskeratosis follicularis, DAR, DD, Ichthyosis

Darier-White disease, Psorospermosis follicularis vegetans, Keratosis follicularis (congenital), Acrokeratosis verruciformis of Hopf Source - Diseases Database

Darier's disease
Source - WordNet 2.1

DAR, DD (Darier's disease), Darier White Disease, Ichthyosis, Keratosis follicularis, DAR, DD (Darier's disease), Darier White Disease, Ichthyosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Darier Disease: Related Conditions

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