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Ichthyosis, Erythrokeratodermia Variabilis


Synonyms of Ichthyosis, Erythrokeratodermia Variabilis
  • EKV
  • Keratosis Rubra Figurata
  • Mendes Da Costa Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Erythrokeratodermia variabilis is an inherited skin disorder characterized by two features: short-lasting red patches in various sizes and shapes that may involve any part of the body; and thickening of the skin (hyperkeratosis). The hyperkeratosis can either be generalized, or localized as fixed, sharply defined, thickened plaques. The hyperkeratosis may also involve the skin of the palms and soles. Skin lesions are made worse by sudden changes in temperature and friction. The red patches may be accompanied by a burning sensation.

    Organizations related to Ichthyosis, Erythrokeratodermia Variabilis
    • 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
    • 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



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html