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Netherton disease

Introduction: Netherton disease

Description of Netherton disease

Netherton disease (medical condition): A rare inherited skin disorder characterized by scaly skin which forms in a...more »

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Netherton syndrome ichthyosis:
  »Introduction: Netherton syndrome ichthyosis
  »Symptoms of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis
  »Causes of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis
  »Treatments for Netherton syndrome ichthyosis

Netherton disease: Related Topics

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Netherton disease: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Netherton disease as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Netherton disease as a Disease

Netherton disease: Another name for Netherton syndrome ichthyosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Netherton syndrome ichthyosis
  »Symptoms of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis
  »Causes of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis
  »Treatments for Netherton syndrome ichthyosis

Netherton disease: Related Diseases

Netherton disease: Netherton disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Netherton disease

Some of the causes of Netherton disease are included in the list below:

  • The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner

Symptoms of Netherton disease (Netherton syndrome ichthyosis)

Some of the symptoms of Netherton disease incude:

  • Ichthyosiform erythroderma
  • Generalized skin redness
  • Dry scaly skin
  • Fine scaling on skin
  • Polycyclic skin eruption on trunk

Treatments for Netherton disease (Netherton syndrome ichthyosis)

Treatments for Netherton disease (Netherton syndrome ichthyosis) include:

  • 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.

Treatment of Netherton disease: For more treatment information about Netherton disease, see treatment of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis (Netherton disease)

Netherton disease: Related Disease Topics

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Source - NIH

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