Ichthyosis follicularis with alopecia and photophobia.

We treated two unrelated boys with ichthyosis follicularis, a rare skin disorder characterized by extensive noninflammatory spiny follicular hyperkeratoses, severe photophobia, and generalized noncicatricial alopecia. This disorder must be differentiated from keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans; ulerythema ophryogenes; keratosis pilaris rubra atrophicans faciei; atrichia with papular lesions; atrophodermia vermiculata; and keratitis, ichthyosis, and deafness syndrome, all of which share some clinical features. Ichthyosis follicularis with alopecia and photophobia appears to be a familial disorder, but too few cases have been reported to establish the exact mode of inheritance.
AuthorsL R Eramo, N B Esterly, E J Zieserl, E L Stock, J Herrmann
JournalArchives of dermatology (Arch Dermatol) Vol. 121 Issue 9 Pg. 1167-74 (Sep 1985) ISSN: 0003-987X [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID4037843 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Alopecia (complications, genetics, pathology)
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Ichthyosis (complications, genetics, pathology)
  • Keratosis (complications, genetics, pathology)
  • Light
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Skin (pathology)

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