Lamellar ichthyosis- type 3


A very rare disorder where an infant is born covered with a transparent membrane which sheds to reveal large dark, plate-like scales. Type 3 is distinguished by the location of the genetic defect - chromosome 19p12-q12. This type also affects the ears and face to a greater degree than other types.


* Scaly skin * Colloidon membrane at birth * Upturned eyelids * Heat intolerance * Sparse eyebrows * Everted lower lip * Sparse scalp hair * Thin skin * Inelastic skin * Excessive nail growth * Scarring alopecia * Tight skin * Impaired finger mobility * Pruritus


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