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Ichthyosis (plural ichthyoses) is a mostly genetic skin disorders. All types of ichthyosis have dry, thickened, scaly or flaky skin.In many types the skin is said to resemble the scales on a fish; the word ichthyosis comes from the Ancient Greek (ichthys), meaning “fish.” The severity of symptoms can vary enormously, from the mildest types such as ichthyosis vulgariswhich may be mistaken for normal dry skin up to life-threatening conditions such asharlequin type ichthyosis. The most common type of ichthyosis is ichthyosis vulgaris.There are many types of ichthyosis and an exact diagnosis may be difficult. Types of ichthyosis are classified by their appearance and their genetic cause. Ichthyoses caused by the same gene can vary considerably in severity and symptoms. Some ichthyoses don’t appear to fit exactly into any one type. Also different genes can produce ichthyosis with similar symptoms. The most common or well-known types are as follows :

– Genetic ichthyoses
– Ichthyosis vulgaris
– X-linked ichthyosis
– Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (nbCIE)
– Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (bullous ichthyosis, bCIE)
– Harlequin type ichthyosis
– Ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens
– Ichthyosis hystrix
– Ichthyosis lamellaris (lamellar ichthyosis)

Ichthyoses with additional characteristics

– Carvajal syndrome
– CHILD Syndrome
– Conradi-Hünermann syndrome
– Darier’s disease
– Erythrokeratodermia variabilis (Erythrokeratodermia figurata variabilis, Mendes da Costa type erythrokeratodermia)
– IFAP syndrome (Ichthyosis follicularis)
– Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome
– Netherton syndrome
– Neutral lipid storage disease (Dorfman-Chanarin syndrome)
– Refsum’s disease
– Rud syndrome
– Senter syndrome
– Sjögren-Larsson syndrome
– Tay syndrome (IBIDS syndrome, Trichothiodystrophy)

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CARE- One should not take hot baths or showers, they dry out the skin. warm to cool water can be used. Soap should not be used on skin because it irritates and dries the skin.