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      Category : Health Centers > Skin Conditions


Alternate Names : Fish Scale Disease

Ichthyosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no known prevention for ichthyosis.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

There are no long-term effects from icthyosis. Occasionally a bacterial skin infection may develop if the person scratches the dry skin.

What are the risks to others?

Ichthyosis is not contagious. However it is an inherited disorder, so children of an affected parent are more at risk of developing this condition.

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Ichthyosis: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Lynn West, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/13/01

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