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Acquired Ichthyosis

What is Acquired Ichthyosis?

Acquired Ichthyosis is a skin condition sometimes described as “fish scale skin.” It is a non-hereditary skin condition that makes its appearance for the first time in early adult life.

It is found equally among both genders and all races. Internal diseases or with the use of certain medications may be associated with it’s development. The condition’s severity is different from person to person.

What are the symptoms of Acquired Ichthyosis?

Common symptoms of Acquired Ichthyosis include the following:
  • Ichthyosis
  • Pruritus
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Tile-like, small scales
  • Scales colored white, dirty gray or brown — with darker-colored scales typically on darker skin
  • Flaky scalp
  • Deep, painful cracks in your skin

What causes Acquired Ichthyosis?

Acquired Ichthyosis is usually associated with other diseases, such as cancer, thyroid disease or HIV/AIDS.

How is Acquired Ichthyosis diagnosed?

Diagnosis of acquired ichthyosis is usually based upon the skin symptoms present. If acquired ichthyosis appears before a systemic disease is diagnosed, the individual will be examined further for the presence of an underlying disord

What are the treatments for Acquired Ichthyosis?

Acquired Ichthyosis treatment focuses on treating the symptoms of the disorder and controlling or preventing the dryness, scaling, cracking and build-up of skin. Treatment focuses on exfoliating and moisturising the skin.

Where can I find out more about Acquired Ichthyosis?

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