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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Krystal Biotech announced the initiation of the Phase 1/2 study of KB105 in transglutaminase-1 deficient autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis. The study, termed GEM-3 study, will examine KB105, an HSV-1 based gene therapy engineered to deliver a human TGM1 gene, in patients with ARCI.
These properties of emollients are utilized for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis to prevent patches of inflammation and flare-up of these skin conditions.
Ichthyosis vulgaris is the most common of these conditions and often presents in early childhood during the first year of life.
Mui was born with a genetic skin condition called Harlequin ichthyosis. Abandoned by her biological parents, Mui was adopted when she was three.
Ichthyosis is derived from the Greek word for fish, "ichthys." Ichthyosis vulgaris, the most common, often presents in early childhood during the first year of life.
She and her son suffers from a genetic skin condition called Ichthyosis which causes dry, scaling skin that may be thickened or very thin, according to the First Skin Foundation.
Both Flake and her son suffer from Ichthyosis, a rare genetic skin disorder, which is characterized by dry, scaly skin that might appear to be either thickened or thinned.
It turns out that Anna was born with harlequin ichthyosis, a rare condition that causes newborns to form thick plates of skin, according to the First Skin Foundation.
Here, a case with ichthyosis, liver cirrhosis, cataract, keratopathy, ectropion, elevated muscle enzyme levels, minimal loss of hearing, and lipid storage in peripheral blood neutrophils is presented (1-4).
(3) It has been reported that an abnormality in the lamellar granules (stratum corneum), which play an important role in desquamation, was the main problem in all types of ichthyosis. (2-4)
Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe variant of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis resulting from loss-of-function mutations in the ABCA12 gene on chromosome 2q35, a transporter protein responsible for the formation and function of the lamellar granules.