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Image Number 331 (Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma)

 
Morphology:
Red,scaly

Diagnosis: Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma

Site: Fingertips

Sex: M

Age: 18

Type: Clinical

Description: Scaling on the fingers

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma may present as a collodion baby.This was not the case with this patient.His problem was noted at about 1 month of age.The scaling was dealt with using thick ointment based moiturisers.The erythema was his main cosmetic problem.He sweated normally.This is an autosomal recessive disorder.

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