A Review on Different Types of Ichthyosis and Management

  • Posted on: 1 January 2015
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PharmaTutor (January- 2015)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 3, Issue 1)


Received On: 20/11/2014; Accepted On: 24/11/2014; Published On: 01/01/2015


AUTHORS: T. Vishnu Vara Vidyadhar*, M. Sushma, R. Mohan raj, M. Babu
*Department of Pharmacy Practice,
Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, RIPER
K R Palli Cross, Near S.K University, Anantapuramu District, Andhra Pradesh, India


ABSTRACT: Ichthyosis is one of the most devastating of the genodermatoses. Neonates usually die within the first few days of life from infection or dehydration related complications. Prenatal diagnosis remains difficult but may be possible in high risk pregnancies by performing a foetal skin biopsy or by three-dimensional ultrasonography. Ichthyosis may be either inherited or acquired. Inherited Ichthyosis is usually apparent during the first year of life, often at birth, and continues to affect a person throughout life. Acquired Ichthyosis may occur as the result of medical problems including hormonal, inflammatory or malignant disorders. Managing the signs and symptoms the treatment is targeted which includes creams, lotions, or ointments to relieve dryness.


How to cite this article: TVV Vidyadhar, M Sushma, R Mohanraj, M Babu; A Review on Different Types of Ichthyosis and Management; PharmaTutor; 2015; 3(1); 25-31