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Ichthyosis

  1. 1. Ichthyosis
  2. 2. 10 Facts about Ichthyosis Dr Miriam KinaiDarkSkinDermatology.c om
  3. 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. 4. 3. The inherited ichthyosisinclude:a. Ichthyosis vulgarisb. Lamellar ichthyosisc. Epidermolytichyperkeratosisd. Congenitalichthyosiformerythroderma
  5. 5. 4. The acquiredichthyosis develop lateron in life and areassociated withdiseases such as ofthe kidney and thyroidor the used ofmedications such asnicotinic acid.
  6. 6. ©DarkSkinDermatology.co
  7. 7. 5. There is no definitivecure for ichthyosis andmanagement is mainlysupportive.6. Bathing with tarsoap can be beneficialsince it helps reducethe scaliness.
  8. 8. 7. For maximumeffect, moisturizerssuch as purepetroleum jelly, mineraloil, and sorbolene plusglycerine, should beapplied while the skinis still moistimmediately aftertaking a bath.
  9. 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. 10. ©DarkSkinDermatology.co
  11. 11. 10. Alpha hydroxyacids (AHAs) such asglycolic acid and lacticacid are used forchemical exfoliation inthe management ofichthyosis.
  12. 12. Adapted fromIchthyosis by Dr MiriamKinai which usescolor pictures and clearexplanations to teachabout this skin disease.DarkSkinDermatology.com
  13. 13. Dark Skin Dermatology Color Atlas by Dr Miriam KinaiDarkSkinDermatology.c om

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