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what is harlequin ichthyosis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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 respiratory failure. Most often newborns die for the condition.
Answered on Feb 28, 2013

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