Erythrokeratodermia variabilis ichthyosis: A very rare type of inherited skin scaling disease characterized by transient patches of red skin of varying size and shape as well as patches of thickened skin.
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Erythrokeratodermia variabilis ichthyosis includes the 2 symptoms listed below: * Thickened patches of skin * Transient patches of red skin
Teach the patient proper skin care, and suggest lubricating baths and emollients. Instruct him not to use hot water to bathe or shower.f scaling results from corticosteroid therapy, wean the patient off the drug. (See Managing the patient with psoriasis, page 567.) * Prepare the patient for such diagnostic tests as a Wood's light examination, skin scraping, and skin biopsy. * Administer lotions and creams, as prescribed.