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X-linked ichthyosis

X-linked ichthyosis: Introduction

X-linked ichthyosis: A rare genetic skin disorder occurring in males only and resulting from an inborn error of metabolism (deficiency of the enzyme steroid sulfatase). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of X-linked ichthyosis is available below.

Symptoms of X-linked ichthyosis

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X-linked ichthyosis: Complications

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Causes of X-linked ichthyosis

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for X-linked ichthyosis

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Research about X-linked ichthyosis

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Clinical Trials for X-linked ichthyosis

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Definitions of X-linked ichthyosis:

Chronic form of ichthyosis that is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait carried on the X-chromosome and transmitted to the male offspring. It is characterized by severe scaling, especially on the extremities, and is associated with steroid sulfatase deficiency. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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