Ichthyosis



Ichthyosis


Michael W. Peterson, DO

Cary Chisholm, MD

Clay J. Cockerell, MD










Lamellar ichthyosis presents as plate-like quadrilateral scale image over the extensor surface of the arm in this patient.






This example of LI shows very thick compact orthokeratosis image in the stratum corneum along with some mild acanthosis image.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Numerous variants



    • Ichthyosis vulgaris (IV)


    • X-linked ichthyosis (XLI)


    • Lamellar ichthyosis (LI)


Synonyms



  • Greek word “ichthys” means fish


  • IV: Ichthyosis simplex


  • XLI: Steroid sulfatase deficiency


  • LI: Nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma


Definitions



  • Group of heterogeneous disorders causing abnormal cornification (scale) of epidermis

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Ichthyosis
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