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Netherton syndrome

Introduction: Netherton syndrome

Description of Netherton syndrome

Netherton syndrome (medical condition): A rare inherited skin disorder characterized by scaly...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 syndrome: Related Topics

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Netherton syndrome: Rare Disease

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

Netherton syndrome 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, or a subtype of Netherton syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Netherton syndrome as a Disease

Netherton syndrome: 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 syndrome: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Netherton syndrome

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

  • The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner

Symptoms of Netherton syndrome (Netherton syndrome ichthyosis)

Some of the symptoms of Netherton syndrome incude:

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

Treatments for Netherton syndrome (Netherton syndrome ichthyosis)

Treatments for Netherton syndrome (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 syndrome: For more treatment information about Netherton syndrome, see treatment of Netherton syndrome ichthyosis (Netherton syndrome)

Netherton syndrome: Related Disease Topics

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