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Description:The skin of this child’s upper thighs and buttocks displays a dry, scaly appearance due to the genetic skin disorder known as ichthyosis.
“Ichthyosis is a family of genetic skin disorders characterized by dry, scaling skin that may be thickened or very thin. The prefix "ichthy" is taken from the Greek root for the word fish. Each year, more than 16,000 babies are born with some form of ichthyosis. Ichthyosis affects people of all ages, races and gender. The disease usually presents at birth, or within the first year, and continues to affect the patient throughout their lifetime.” (Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. )
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Creation Date:1970
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Links:Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. : About Ichthyosis
Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. ; #2700 Ichthyosis Resource Sheet: Chickenpox
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