ICHTHYOSIS HISTRIX

By Gary M. White, MD


The term has been used to describe several different, rare, conditions where the patient suffers from massive hyperkeratosis. The term has also been employed to describe localized and linear warty epidermal nevi sometimes associated with mental retardation, seizures or skeletal anomalies. Because of the ambiguity, it is best if possible to avoid the use of this term.

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