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Alternate Names : Fish Scale Disease

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

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms of ichthyosis can range from minor to severe. The most common symptom is dry, cracked skin that looks like fish scales. It is usually most severe on the shins, arms, and back. It generally doesn't affect the underarms or inner folds of the elbow and knee.

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Ichthyosis: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


Ichthyosis: Diagnosis & Tests

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

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