ichthyosis

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ich·thy·o·sis

 (ĭk′thē-ō′sĭs)
n.
Any of a group of chiefly genetic disorders that are characterized by dry, scaly, and often thickened skin.

ichthyosis

(ˌɪkθɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scaly. Also called: xeroderma Nontechnical name: fishskin disease
ichthyotic adj

ich•thy•o•sis

(ˌɪk θiˈoʊ sɪs)

n.
a hereditary disorder of the outermost horny tissue characterized by dry, scaly skin.

ichthyosis

a dermatologie condition in which the skin resembles fish scales. — ichthyotic, adj.
See also: Fish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ichthyosis - any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
xeroderma, xerodermia - a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
Translations
Ichthyosis

ich·thy·o·sis

n. ictiosis, dermatosis congénita caracterizada por sequedad y peladura escamosa esp. de las extremidades.

ichthyosis

n ictiosis f
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In addition to the potential complications associated with other phenotypes, babies with harlequin ichthyosis can also have issues related to constriction of movement and flexibility and digital ischemia.
gov/condition/harlequin-ichthyosis) Harlequin ichthyosis is a painful disease.
Harlequin ichthyosis is a very rare condition that affects the skin of newborns.
Coventry-born Nusrit Shaheen, a finalist in this year's Pride of Coventry And Warwickshire Awards, is one of an estimated 14 people in Britain who have been diagnosed with Harlequin Ichthyosis - a severe genetic skin disease that makes skin grow ten times faster than the normal rate.
INTRODUCTION: Harlequin ichthyosis (HI) is a rare genetic disorder with severe erythrodermic ichthyosis that causes a distinctive & alarming appearance at birth.
Harlequin ichthyosis is the most severe form of congenital ichthyosis.
The third baby with harlequin ichthyosis (HI) of a family who lost their two babies because of HI previously, but did not receive genetic counselling was presented to emphasize the importance of prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling.
Tuesday, April 6 I was reduced to tears in the morning by The Jeremy Kyle Show, which featured two kids who have Harlequin ichthyosis disease.
Congenital ichthyosis is suspected in newborns who are either collodion babies (as was our patient) or who have harlequin ichthyosis.
A recent issue of Skinformation, the newsletter produced by the British Skin Foundation, gave the story of some of the rare individuals living with the condition known as harlequin ichthyosis.