Ichthyosis

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Disorders of Cornification

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Chanarin-Dorfman syndrome (neutral lipid storage disease)
  • CHILD syndrome (unilateral hemidysplasia)
  • Conradi-Hunermann syndrome (X-linked dominant chondrodysplasia punctata)
  • congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (CIE)
  • Darier disease
  • epidermal nevi (ichthyosis hystrix, linear epidermal nevus)
  • epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (EHK)
  • erythrokeratodermia variabilis (EKV)
  • Giroux-Barbeau syndrome
  • Hailey-Hailey disease (benign familial pemphigus)
  • harlequin ichthyosis (harlequin fetus)
  • ichthyosis hystrix Curth-Macklin type
  • ichthyosis vulgaris (ichthyosis simplex)
  • keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans
  • KID syndrome (keratitis, ichthyosis, deafness)
  • lamellar ichthyosis
  • multiple sulfatase deficiency
  • Netherton syndrome (ichthyosis linearis circumflexa)
  • pachyonychia congenita
  • palmoplantar keratodermas (PPK)
  • peeling skin syndrome
  • pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP)
  • Refsum's disease (phytanic acid storage disease)
  • Rud's syndrome
  • Sjogren-Larsson syndrome
  • Tay's syndrome (trichothiodystrophy, IBIDS syndrome)
  • X-linked ichthyosis

General Discussion

Ichthyosis is a general term for a family of rare genetic skin diseases characterized by dry, thickened, scaling skin. The various forms are distinguished from one another by: 1) extent of the scaling and how widely and where the scaling is scattered over the body; 2) the presence or absence and intensity of reddening of the skin (erythroderma); 3) the mode of inheritance; and 4) the character of associated abnormalities.

Resources

Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
1364 Welsh Road G2
North Wales, PA 19454
Tel: (215)619-0670
Fax: (215)619-0780
Tel: (800)545-3286
Email: info@scalyskin.org
Internet: http://www.scalyskin.org

NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
USA
Tel: (301)495-4484
Fax: (301)718-6366
Tel: (877)226-4267
TDD: (301)565-2966
Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info

National Registry for Ichthyosis and Related Disorders
University of Washington
Dermatology Department, Box 356524
1959 N.E. Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-6524
Tel: (206)616-3179
Fax: (206)616-6793
Tel: (800)595-1265
Email: ichreg@u.washington.edu
Internet: http://www.skinregistry.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation
PO Box 64158
Los Angeles, CA 90064
USA
Tel: (310)475-2419
Fax: (310)475-2419
Email: info@carfintl.org
Internet: http://www.carfintl.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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