Ichthyosis follicularis atrichia photophobia syndrome

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Ichthyosis follicularis atrichia photophobia syndrome

Ichthyosis follicularis atrichia photophobia syndrome also known as ichthyosis follicularis, alopecia, and photophobia syndrome (IFAP) is one form of ichthyosis, an extremely rare genetic syndrome in which dead skin cells accumulate in thick, dry scales on your skin's surface, absence of hair (atrichia) and excessive sensitivity to light (photophobia). Additional features include short stature, intellectual disability, seizures and a tendency for respiratory infections. There were only 10 known cases (all male) in 1998. Prevalence is unknown. Approximately 40 cases have been reported to date.

Exposure to sunlight may improve or worsen the condition. In some cases, excess dead skin sheds much better from wet tanned skin after bathing or a swim, although the dry skin might be preferable to the damaging effects of sun exposure. There is no cure for ichthyosis. The main goal of treatment is to moisturize and exfoliate. This helps prevent dryness, scaling, cracking and build-up of skin.

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The terms "Ichthyosis follicularis atrichia photophobia syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ichthyosis follicularis, atrichia and photophobia (IFAP) syndrome affecting two successive generations in an Indian family.
 

Author(s): Niharika Ranjan Lal, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Saheli Misra, Asim Kumar Sarkar, Sudhakar Rao

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;82(5):537-9.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Atopic dermatitis with ichthyosis follicularis, atrichia, and photophobia syndrome: a case report.
 

Author(s): Yoon Ha Hwang, Jin Uck Choi, Seung Hwan Oh, Sung Won Kim

Journal: Allergol Int. 2014 Jun;63(2):279-81.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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