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Ichthyosis vulgaris

Other Names for this Disease
  • Common ichthyosis
  • Fish scale disease
  • Ichthyosis simplex
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What are the signs and symptoms of ichthyosis?

The main characteristic is dry, rough, scaly skin. The skin over the legs is most commonly affected, but other areas such as the arms, hands, and middle of the body may also be involved. Persons with this condition may also have many fine lines over the palm of the hand.[1]
Last updated: 10/18/2013

  1. Ichthyosis vulgaris. MedlinePlus. May 2011; Accessed 1/24/2013.