ichthyosis vulgaris

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ichthyosis vul·ga·ris

 (vŭl-gā′rəs, -gâr′əs)
A genetic skin disorder characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin, especially on the limbs, and prominent lines on the palms and soles, with symptoms usually developing in childhood.
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Hypnosis has been found useful to treat a number of skin disorders including acne excoriee, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo.
Vitamin A in skin and serum: Studies of acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis vulgaris and lichen planus.
Hanifin noted that the important new study found a connection between atopic dermatitis and the disease ichthyosis vulgaris, a genetic disease characterized by dry, scaly skin.