- Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosiform nevus and Limb Defects
- Ichthyosis, CHILD syndrome
Your QuestionI was told at birth that I had ichthyosis and that I was supposed to be twin because there was a demarcation in the middle of my body with the skin on the right side scaly. However, I have done some reading and came across CHILD syndrome and am wondering whether there are degrees of this syndrome. I do not think I have any abnormalities of any organs and my limbs are not deformed. However, I do have some balding on my head on the right side. Can a person with CHILD Syndrome have normal organs and limbs but have the skin and development issues?
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- Congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform erythroderma and limb defects. Genetics Home Reference. July 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=congenitalhemidysplasiawithichthyosiformerythrodermaandlimbdefects. Accessed 1/28/2010.
- Bittar M, Happle R, Grzeschik KH, Leveleki L, Hertl M, Bornholdt D, Konig A. Arch Dermatol. March 2006; http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/142/3/348. Accessed 1/27/2010.