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Lamellar ichthyosis: All you need to know about

About

Lamellar ichthyosis is a rare skin disorder.

Each year, approximately 300 babies are born with some form (moderate to severe) of lamellar ichthyosis. [1]

-It is a long-term medical condition that stays throughout life
-At present, there is no care
-Also called Nonbullous Congenital Lamellar Ichthyosis
-Affects people of all ages, race, and genders
-Non-Contagious

Lamellar ichthyosis appears at birth and characterized by abnormal scaly, tight, clear, waxy, shiny skin of layer known as a collodion membrane.

Causes

It is an autosomal recessive disease meaning it is a genetic disorder that is inherited from mother or father to their children.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable
An infant born with this condition generally has scally, shiny and waxy layer of skin.

People may experience
Large scales covering the body
Abnormal toenails and fingers
Thickened skin of palms and soles
Decreased ability to sweat (hypohydrosis)
Hair loss (alopecia)
Increased sensitivity to heat

Treatment

Self-Care: Use of moisturizers/emollients/moisturizing eye drops, preventing overheating (especially in children), providing moral support
Medications: Topical creams, lotion, and gel might be used as per prescription.
Specialists: Contact a physician as soon as possible. Get consultation and advice for your various health issues at mfine. Visit mfine and feel free to ask questions.

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