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Lamellar ichthyosis

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lamellar ichthyosis is available below.

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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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More information about Lamellar ichthyosis

  1. Lamellar ichthyosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications

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