Other Names for this Disease
- Bloch-Siemens syndrome
- Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
- Incontinentia pigmenti type 2 (formerly)
- Incontinentia pigmenti, familial male-lethal type
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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. Newborns with IP who develop seizures and people with significant neurological involvement may have a worse prognosis. 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
- Scheuerle A, Ursini MV. Incontinentia pigmenti: Bloch-Sulzbberger syndrome. GeneReviews. 1999; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1472/. Accessed 4/18/2011.
- Stavrianeas NG, Kakepis ME. Incontinentia pigmenti. Orphanet Encyclopedia. 2004; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-incontinentia-pigmenti.pdf. Accessed 4/18/2011.