|Other encyclopedia topics:||A-Ag Ah-Ap Aq-Az B-Bk Bl-Bz C-Cg Ch-Co Cp-Cz D-Di Dj-Dz E-Ep Eq-Ez F G H-Hf Hg-Hz I-In Io-Iz J K L-Ln Lo-Lz M-Mf Mg-Mz N O P-Pl Pm-Pz Q R S-Sh Si-Sp Sq-Sz T-Tn To-Tz U V W X Y Z 0-9|
|Contents of this page:|
Definition Return to top
Lamellar ichthyosis is a rare skin condition that affects newborns.
Causes Return to top
Lamellar ichthyosis is passed down through families (inherited).
Symptoms Return to top
The baby's skin appears scaly, and layers of skin fall off (are shed).
Treatment Return to top
Moisturizers containing urea and ammonium lactate may help. Also, retinoid medications such as tazarotene may be used on the skin (topically).Update Date: 10/11/2008 Updated by: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.