Search Results for: x-linked ichthyosis

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…e. The hydroxy acids (i.e., lactic acid lotion, ammonium lactate gel, or glycolic acid lotion) are especially efficacious in Xlinked ichthyosis, and may be the only specific therapy needed for this disease. Patients with acquired ichthyosis need to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

…r bathing. Occlusion at night with plastic or vinyl gloves may enhance the efficacy of keratolytics. Alternative Steps If flexible colloidion is not helpful, tincture of benzoin (20-25%) in zinc oxide paste may be helpful. Hydrated petrolatum with…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Key Points

…with urticarial plaques with bullae, usually on the abdomen, and proximal thighs, and can involve the rest of the trunk or extend to the extremities as well. Oral involvement is uncommon, with 10-25% of patients having oral erosions due to BP….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Histiocytosis X

…is, ultimately, of attributes cytopathologic alone, e.g., infection by herpesvirus, molluscum contagiosum, and histiocytosis X. Whether histiocytosis X is an inflammatory or a neoplastic process has been a matter of debate. In our view,…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


…chthyosiform dermatoses. Arch Dermatol 1966;94:113–26. “There are four major types of ichthyosis: ichthyosis vulgaris, Xlinked ichthyosis, ichthyosis congenita and epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma). In…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma

…onbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma not related to any of the so-called ichthyoses, such as ichthyosis vulgaris, Xlinked ichthyosis, and lamellar ichthyosis, but the exact nosologic status of it still is on debate. For sure it is an…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


Ichthyosis vulgaris and Xlinked ichthyosis are true ichthyoses in the sense that the clinical appearance of their scales resembles vaguely those of fish (In Greek, ichthos means fish, and -osis means a condition of). As in all ichthyoses, the…

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