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Image Number 154 (Ichthyosis vulgaris hereditary)

Skin coloured,scaly

Diagnosis: Ichthyosis vulgaris hereditary

Site: Cheek

Sex: M

Age: 2

Type: Clinical

Description: Symmetrical scaling

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This two year old boy did not have any icthyosis at birth.  It was not untill the age of six months that he started developing a generalised progressive symmetrical scaling of the skin.  Hereditary ichthyosis vulgaris is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder.

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