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Image Number 796 (Collodion baby)


Diagnosis: Collodion baby

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 2

Type: Clinical

Description: Parchment like covering, ectropion, and eclabium

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Collodion baby is a transitional state at birth which may precede the development of a variety of the ichthyoses including lamellar ichthyosis, non bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, or trichothyodystrophy  The affected newborn is covered by a yellow brown parchment-like, glistening collodion membrane that cracks before or shortly after birth and then peels off in 2-4 weeks. Other features include eversion of eyelids (ectropion) and lips (eclabium) both of which improve as collodion membrane sheds. 

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