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37. Picture of Lamellar Ichthyosis Arms

Picture of Lamellar Ichthyosis Arms
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.
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Lamellar ichthyosis (IL) is a condition in which infants are born covered in a clear sheath called a collodion membrane. Once it sheds, the baby develops scales over the entire body, including the soles and palms. The scales persist into childhood and adulthood and can be quite disfiguring. So-called tile-like, or tessellated, hyperkeratosis on the arms and around the elbows appears similar to reptilian scales. In the case pictured, the entire body was affected.
Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Genetics Home Reference: "Lamella Ichthyosis (IL)"

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