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Doctor insights on: Autosomal Recessive Congenital Ichthyosis

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Hello I have congenital ichthyosis and currently taking (soriatane (acitretin) 10mg). Is there a better treatment in the us ?

Good drug for you: Topical therapies are many and can be very helpful. Soriatane (acitretin) at your dose is usually very safe. National icythyosis association is very helpful. ...Read more

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Ichthyosis (Definition)

Ichthyosis is a skin disorder that leads to dead skin cells accumulating in thick, dry scales on the skin's surface. This is hereditary and can range from mild to severe. Typically ...Read more


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Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?

Hello I have congenital ichthyosis. I wanna ask if there is a way to take a bath without applying annoying treatment after. Thank you?

Less is best: The key to applying ointments after bathing is to use a very small amount and massage it into the skin. Albolene or white vaseline can be massaged sparingly without being the least bit greasy. Lotions evaporate and actually make you more dry. Lotions are a water phase and just like licking your lips with saliva, you become more dry. ...Read more

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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
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Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read more

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What is the difference between autosomal recessive and dominant?

What is the difference between autosomal recessive and dominant?

Gene effect: In dominant disorders, the dominant member of the gene pair controls how the gene activities are expressed, so the other gene can carry the same or normal information.In recessive disorders, the normal gene compensates for the bad information in the other gene, allowing a person to function normally unless both genes carry the bad information. ...Read more

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How is autosomal recessive inheritance different?

How is autosomal recessive inheritance different?

Both parents: Autosomal recessive inheritance means that you have to inherit the gene from both parents. Some examples: cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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How can I calculate carrier frequency of autosomal recessive conditions?

How can I calculate carrier frequency of autosomal recessive conditions?

Depends of the gene.: Different genes have different carrier frequency rates. This site refers to the Hardy Weinberg equation. But more information is needed in order to complete the calculation. http://www.perinatology.com/calculators/Hardy-Weinberg.htm ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive?

What is the medical definition of autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive?

Input required: In dominant disorders, the dominant member of the gene pair controls how the gene activities are expressed, so the other gene can carry the same or normal information.In recessive disorders, the normal gene compensates for the bad information in the other gene, allowing a person to function normally unless both genes carry the bad information. ...Read more

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Celiac autosomal recessive?

Celiac autosomal recessive?

Possibly: There are several gene-markers which make a person more likely but not certainly to develop celiac disease. It is certainly not sex-linked. Perhaps there are still other genetic markers or mutations required for one to develop the full-blown disease. ...Read more

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