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Medicine for harlequin ichthyosis

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Infant skin disorder: Harlequin ichthyosis is a genetic disorder which causes babies to be born with hard, thick skin (like plates). It limits mobility and can lead to resp... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
The worst form: The features of the sufferers are severe cranial and facial deformities. The ears may be very poorly developed or absent, also the nose. The eyelids a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Harlequin ichytosis: This is a rare genetic disease which used to be a fatal disease. Today however, retinoids have been used with some degree of success. There is a natio... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Genetic mutation: This is the most severe form of icthyosis, and is caused by a mutation in abca12 gene.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 36 years experience
Severe, congenital: The most severe form of congenital ichthyosis, causing severe thickening of the stratum corneum (topmost layer), which then fractures into inflexible ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: He/she will be able to make that diagnosis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Very rare: I would bet that doctors have rarely if ever seen this.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
ICHTHYOSIS TYPES: This means "fish skin." dry, thick, scaly, or flaky skin. The various kinds include ichthyosis vulgaris, the most common kind. Others are lamellar ich... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Steroid sulfatase : Deficiency.Manifests with dry, scaly skin and is due to deletions or mutations in the sts gene. Xli can also occur in the context of larger deletions ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
No cure for it: Ichthyosis is a heterogeneous family of at least 28 generalized, mostly genetic skin disorders. All types of ichthyosis have dry, thickened, scaly or... Read More