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Diseases reference index «Lamellar ichthyosis»

Lamellar ichthyosisLamellar ichthyosisLamellar ichthyosis

Lamellar ichthyosis is a rare skin condition that affects newborns.

Causes

Lamellar ichthyosis is passed down through families (inherited).

Symptoms

The baby's skin appears scaly, and layers of skin fall off (are shed).

Treatment

Moisturizers containing urea and ammonium lactate may help. Also, retinoid medications such as tazarotene may be used on the skin (topically).

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