Ichthyosis vulgaris is an inherited skin disorder characterized by dry, scaly skin (xerosis) and thick, dry scales on the skin's surface.
It is caused by a mutation in the gene responsible for encoding filaggrin, or by certain medications or other medical conditions.
Treatment typically involves moisturizers and exfoliants, and there is no known cure.
Ichthyosis vulgaris is a skin condition that causes dryness and a scaly appearance, usually in childhood. It is hereditary and can be caused by a mutation in the gene responsible for encoding filaggrin, or by certain medications or other medical conditions. Treatment typically involves moisturizers and exfoliants, and there is no known cure.
Ichthyosis vulgaris: Pictures, diagnosis, and treatment
Ichthyosis vulgaris is an inherited skin disorder in which dead skin cells accumulate in thick, dry scales on the skin's surface. Symptoms include dry, scaly skin, tile-like, small scales, flaky scalp, deep, painful cracks in the skin, and overheating. No cure has been found for ichthyosis vulgaris, and treatments focus on controlling the condition.
Ichthyosis vulgaris - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Xerosis or dryness results from the reduced skin hydration associated with defective filaggrin. Excessive scale results from the inability of the squames (skin cells) to remain hydrated as they move upward through the stratum corneum. Hyperkeratosis results from compensatory repair mechanisms increasing cell proliferation .
Ichthyosis vulgaris | DermNet
Ichthyosis vulgaris is a rare inherited skin condition that is characterized by extremely dry skin ( xerosis ) involving most of the skin surface. Ichthyosis vulgaris produces large scales in the skin that can resemble fish scales, hence the term ichthyosis . Vulgaris simply means the common form.
Ichthyosis Vulgaris Treatment, Diet & Symptoms - MedicineNet
Ichthyosis is categorized into syndromic and non-syndromic. Ichthyosis vulgaris (IV) is the most common form of ichthyosis . Symptoms include xerosis , scaling, pruritus, eczema, keratosis pilaris, and palmoplantar hyper linearity. Diagnosis…
Ichthyosis Vulgaris – UtahDERM Diagnoses - University of Utah