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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A genetic problem: Netherton syndrome is a severe, autosomal recessive form of ichthyosis associated with mutations in the spink5 gene. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Netherton Syndrome, so I am not in the sun much, but lately, I noticed an increase of freckles on my calves and a few skin tags. Concerning?
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