Lamellar ichthyosis is a rare skin condition that affects newborns.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Lamellar ichthyosis is passed down through families (inherited).
The baby's skin appears scaly, and layers of skin fall off (are shed).
Moisturizers containing urea and ammonium lactate may help. Also, retinoid medications such as tazarotene may be used on the skin (topically).
Calling your health care provider:
|Review Date: 10/11/2008|
Reviewed By: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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