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Incontinentia pigmenti


Other Names for this Disease

  • Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
  • Incontinentia pigmenti type 2 (formerly)
  • Incontinentia pigmenti, familial male-lethal type
  • IP
  • IP2 (formerly)
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Prognosis

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What is the long-term outlook for people with incontinentia pigmenti?

Life expectancy is considered to be normal for people with incontinentia pigmenti (IP) who did not develop significant complications in the newborn period or in infancy.[1] Newborns with IP who develop seizures and people with significant neurological involvement may have a worse prognosis.[2] In these cases, it is best to obtain information on prognosis and life expectancy from the affected person's physician.
Last updated: 4/18/2011

References
  1. Scheuerle A, Ursini MV. Incontinentia pigmenti: Bloch-Sulzbberger syndrome. GeneReviews. 1999; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1472/. Accessed 4/18/2011.
  2. Stavrianeas NG, Kakepis ME. Incontinentia pigmenti. Orphanet Encyclopedia. 2004; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-incontinentia-pigmenti.pdf. Accessed 4/18/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
  • Incontinentia pigmenti type 2 (formerly)
  • Incontinentia pigmenti, familial male-lethal type
  • IP
  • IP2 (formerly)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.