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What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

Netherton Syndrome : is diagnosed by molecular genetic testing for mutations of the SPINX gene on Chromosome 5q32. Other tests to determine the level of severity are found on www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=SPINK5&search=spink5. Geneticists, dermatologists & other specialists provide diagnosis & management. See: www.firstskinfoundation.org/content.cfm/Ichthyosis/Netherton-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet/page_id/901 ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of netherton's syndrome?

What are the symptoms of netherton's syndrome?

Netherton's syndrome: Netherton syndrome is a rare inherited disorder that presents with the three following characteristics: ? ichthyosiform erythroderma – inflamed, red, scaly skin ? trichorrhexis invaginata (“bamboo hair”) – short, brittle, lustreless hair ? atopic diathesis – predisposition to allergy problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: netherton's syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: netherton's syndrome?

A genetic problem: Netherton syndrome is a severe, autosomal recessive[1] form of ichthyosis associated with mutations in the spink5 gene.[2][3] it is named after e.W. Netherton according to wikipedia. This takes me way back to genetics in med school. These pts are constantly itchy and the skin is inflammed. Never known any pt with it . They can suffer from infections. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for netherton's syndrome?

What is the treatment for netherton's syndrome?

See below: There is not one treatment that is particular for netherton syndrome. Skin infections are treated with antibiotics. Dryness is treated with emollients. Keratolytics are used for scaling. Topical steroids may be used for eczema. ...Read more