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X-Linked Ichthyosis

 

X-Linked Ichthyosis is one of the more commonly seen forms of ichthyosis. It occurs in 1 in approximately 6,000 births, can range from mild to severe, and occurs only in males. In X-linked ichthyosis, the skin cells are produced at a normal rate, but they do not separate normally at the surface of the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin) and are not shed as quickly as they should be. The result is a buildup of scales. The scales of X-linked are often dark and usually cover only a portion of the body. Typically the face, scalp, palms of the hands and soles of the feet are unaffected, while the back of the neck is almost always affected. X-linked ichthyosis frequently improves in the summer.

Babies with X-Linked often appear normal when they are born, but the skin abnormalities will almost always begin to show up by their first birthday. X-linked ichthyosis is treated topically with moisturizers and keratolytics. Cholesterol containing ingredients may also improve scaling. X-linked ichthyosis is not considered severe enough to warrant use of oral synthetic retinoids.

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