The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormal blistering of the skin||90%|
|Abnormality of the fingernails||90%|
|Hypopigmented skin patches||90%|
|Reduced number of teeth||90%|
|Telangiectasia of the skin||90%|
|Abnormality of dental morphology||50%|
|Abnormality of the ribs||50%|
|Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder||50%|
|Camptodactyly of finger||50%|
|Delayed eruption of teeth||50%|
|Deviation of finger||50%|
|Opacification of the corneal stroma||50%|
|Abnormality of dental enamel||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the retinal vasculature||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the toenails||7.5%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia affecting the eye||7.5%|
|Cerebral cortical atrophy||7.5%|
|Congestive heart failure||7.5%|
|Inflammatory abnormality of the eye||7.5%|
|Spina bifida occulta||7.5%|
|Abnormality of skin pigmentation||-|
|Atrophic, patchy alopecia||-|
|Retinal vascular proliferation||-|
|X-linked dominant inheritance||-|
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
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My daughter has IP and is experiencing severe issues with her back. She's seen an Ortho specialist, but I was wondering if this could be part of her IP? See answer
If I am considering having a child, what can I do to prevent my child from being affected by this disorder? See answer
My daughter has been diagnosed with incontinentia pigmenti. My questions are: Is there a life span on someone who has IP? Does IP make the child have weight issues (my daughter is underweight for her age)? Does IP affect any areas inside the body, such as internal organs? She looks like her father, does this mean she may have inherited the condition from him? See answer