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Does hemochromatosia cause dry skin?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Hemochromatosis

Ichthyosiform alterations, skin atrophy, koilonychia, and hair loss may also be evident.
In the series of 100 patients, ichthyosis-like changes were evident in 46% of patients. Ichthyosiform changes may be mild or marked. Skin affected with ichthyosiform changes is very dry.Cutaneous atrophy was observed in 42% of 100 patients, usually on the anterior surface of the leg.

In brief: Hemochromatosis

Ichthyosiform alterations, skin atrophy, koilonychia, and hair loss may also be evident.
In the series of 100 patients, ichthyosis-like changes were evident in 46% of patients. Ichthyosiform changes may be mild or marked. Skin affected with ichthyosiform changes is very dry.Cutaneous atrophy was observed in 42% of 100 patients, usually on the anterior surface of the leg.
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