Diseases & Conditions


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Ichthyosis


Synonyms of Ichthyosis
  • Disorders of Cornification

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Chanarin-Dorfman syndrome (neutral lipid storage disease)
  • CHILD syndrome (unilateral hemidysplasia)
  • congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (CIE)
  • Conradi-Hunermann syndrome (X-linked dominant chondrodysplasia punctata)
  • Darier disease
  • epidermal nevi (ichthyosis hystrix, linear epidermal nevus)
  • epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (EHK)
  • erythrokeratodermia variabilis (EKV)
  • Giroux-Barbeau syndrome
  • Hailey-Hailey disease (benign familial pemphigus)
  • harlequin ichthyosis (harlequin fetus)
  • ichthyosis hystrix Curth-Macklin type
  • ichthyosis vulgaris (ichthyosis simplex)
  • keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans
  • KID syndrome (keratitis, ichthyosis, deafness)
  • lamellar ichthyosis
  • multiple sulfatase deficiency
  • Netherton syndrome (ichthyosis linearis circumflexa)
  • pachyonychia congenita
  • palmoplantar keratodermas (PPK)
  • peeling skin syndrome
  • pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)
  • Refsum's disease (phytanic acid storage disease)
  • Rud's syndrome
  • Sjogren-Larsson syndrome
  • Tay's syndrome (trichothiodystrophy, IBIDS syndrome)
  • X-linked ichthyosis


General Discussion
Ichthyosis is a general term for a family of rare genetic skin diseases characterized by dry, thickened, scaling skin. The various forms are distinguished from one another by: 1) extent of the scaling and how widely and where the scaling is scattered over the body; 2) the presence or absence and intensity of reddening of the skin (erythroderma); 3) the mode of inheritance; and 4) the character of associated abnormalities.

Organizations related to Ichthyosis
  • Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation
    PO Box 64158
    Los Angeles CA 90064
    Phone #: 310-475-2419
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@carfintl.org
    Home page: http://www.carfintl.org
  • Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
    1364 Welsh Road G2
    North Wales PA 19454
    Phone #: 215-619-0670
    800 #: 800-545-3286
    e-mail: info@scalyskin.org
    Home page: http://www.scalyskin.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
  • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    1 AMS Circle
    Bethesda MD 20892-3675
    Phone #: 301-495-4484
    800 #: 877-226-4267
    e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
  • National Registry for Ichthyosis and Related Disorders
    University of Washington
    Seattle WA 98195-6524
    Phone #: 206-616-3179
    800 #: 800-595-1265
    e-mail: ichreg@u.washington.edu
    Home page: http://www.skinregistry.org



For a Complete Report

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