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Ichthyosis

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Basic facts and color pictures of Ichthyosis.

Basic facts and color pictures of Ichthyosis.

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  • 1. Ichthyosis
  • 2. 10 Facts about Ichthyosis Dr Miriam KinaiDarkSkinDermatology.c om
  • 3. 1. Ichthyosis isderived from theGreek word ichthyswhich means fish.2. Ichthyosis consistsof around 20 disordersof keratinization whichare characterized bydry skin with a fish-likescale.
  • 4. 3. The inherited ichthyosisinclude:a. Ichthyosis vulgarisb. Lamellar ichthyosisc. Epidermolytichyperkeratosisd. Congenitalichthyosiformerythroderma
  • 5. 4. The acquiredichthyosis develop lateron in life and areassociated withdiseases such as ofthe kidney and thyroidor the used ofmedications such asnicotinic acid.
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  • 7. 5. There is no definitivecure for ichthyosis andmanagement is mainlysupportive.6. Bathing with tarsoap can be beneficialsince it helps reducethe scaliness.
  • 8. 7. For maximumeffect, moisturizerssuch as purepetroleum jelly, mineraloil, and sorbolene plusglycerine, should beapplied while the skinis still moistimmediately aftertaking a bath.
  • 9. 8. Exfoliants are usefulsince they remove thedead skin cells andprevent the build up ofscales.9. Urea is a keratolyticand a humectant and ithydrates and exfoliates
  • 10. ©DarkSkinDermatology.co
  • 11. 10. Alpha hydroxyacids (AHAs) such asglycolic acid and lacticacid are used forchemical exfoliation inthe management ofichthyosis.
  • 12. Adapted fromIchthyosis by Dr MiriamKinai which usescolor pictures and clearexplanations to teachabout this skin disease.DarkSkinDermatology.com
  • 13. Dark Skin Dermatology Color Atlas by Dr Miriam KinaiDarkSkinDermatology.c om

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