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'Snake lady' teen covered in scales due to skin condition
Floraine Nalugon, 17, from the Philippines, suffers from the rare skin condition lamellar ichthyosis – which affects just one in every 600,000 people – and hopes she can get treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birmingham 'mermaid baby' with ichthyosis sheds skin fast
Maryam Bibi, from Birmingham, has ichthyosis, which makes her skin extremely dry and flaky. Her parents spend up to four hours a day moisturising it to prevent it cracking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ichthyosis vulgaris: Pictures, diagnosis, and treatment
Ichthyosis vulgaris is a condition affecting skin that causes dryness and a scaly appearance. Learn to recognize ichthyosis vulgaris and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Skin disease caused by sperm cell transmission of keratin mutation
(Nagoya University) Nagoya University research identified a patient with the whole-body skin disease epidermolytic ichthyosis that had been inherited as a germline mutation from her father with the milder epidermolytic nevus. Analysis of genomic DNA from the patient revealed a mutation in the keratin 10 gene, which was identical to that observed in cells taken from patches of thickened skin on the father's body. Assessing transmission risk of such diseases allows affected couples to receive genetic counseling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tennessee girl with lamellar ichthyosis sheds like a snake
Hanna Barrott, from Ooltewah in Tennessee, has lamellar ichthyosis - a genetic skin disorder that makes the skin cells rapidly generate and shed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find genetic clues to 'fish scale' disease
Scientists have discovered another gene mutation behind certain cases of ichthyosis -- a group of rare disorders that cause dry scales to form on the skin. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Disfiguring'Fish Scale' Disease
THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 -- Scientists have discovered another gene mutation behind certain cases of ichthyosis -- a group of rare disorders that cause dry scales to form on the skin. The term ichthyosis is derived from the Greek word for " fish, " and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Filipino man with ichthyosis forced to hideaway
Antonio Reloj (pictured), who lives in a modest home in the Aklan province, Philippines, was born with a severe form of ichthyosis, which causes his skin to harden, crack and appear burned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Something Fishy: 8 Ichthyosis Questions
Disfiguring skin signs were seen in all 3 children, but not their parents. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of the “fish scale disease.” (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Quiz Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Indian girl's body is covered in lizard-like scales
Known only as Shama, doctors in New Delhi say she has lamellar ichthyosis - a rare skin condition that affects just one in every 600,000 people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unraveling the mechanism of skin barrier formation
Scientists have identified the gene responsible for generating acylceramide, the key lipid in forming the skin barrier that protects us from pathogens, allergens and other harmful substances. This finding could prove crucial in developing medicines for treating atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unraveling the mechanism of skin barrier formation
(Hokkaido University) Scientists have identified the gene responsible for generating acylceramide, the key lipid in forming the skin barrier that protects us from pathogens, allergens and other harmful substances. This finding could prove crucial in developing medicines for treating atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Coverntry woman is oldest with rare skin condition
Nusrit Shaheen, from Coventry, Warwickshire, suffers from an incredibly rare condition, Harlequin Ichthyosis, which causes skin to grow at 10 times the normal rate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists zero in on cause of rare, disfiguring skin disorder
HealthDay News Ichthyosis leaves those affected with red, scaly skin. Now, scientists say they may have pinpointed both the cause of the disease and a potential treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Zero in On Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder
Ichthyosis is a genetic condition that leaves people with red, scaly skin Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Skin Conditions (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder
THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 -- The rare genetic skin condition ichthyosis leaves those affected with red, scaly skin. Now, scientists say they may have pinpointed both the cause of the disease and a potential treatment. " These patients are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Research finally reveals reason for perplexing red skin disease
There aren't any effective treatments for the disease with the hard-to-pronounce-name, ichthyosis. The rare and perplexing genetic disease causes skin to be disfigured by redness and dark scales across one's entire body. Now, for the first time, new research has found the reason that the disease causes the red skin and has a promising biologic drug to begin testing soon in clinical trials. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nepalese ichthyosis sufferer's life transformed by a simple tub of Vaseline
EXCLUSIVE. WARNING - VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT: Nagina, 13, from Nepal, has a severe condition that makes the skin thick and scaly. A lack of treatment had caused her to seize up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington baby girl suffers horrific skin condition which causes skin to shed every 4 HOURS
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Harper Foy, from Washington, is the youngest person in the world with Harlequin Ichthyosis - a genetic condition which doctors thought would kill her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why kid syndrome patients experience different sets of symptoms
A team researchers has compared the effects of two disease-causing mutations, potentially explaining why patients with the rare genetic disorder keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome can experience different sets of symptoms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why KID Syndrome patients experience different sets of symptoms
(Rockefeller University Press) A team of New York-based researchers has compared the effects of two disease-causing mutations, potentially explaining why patients with the rare genetic disorder keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome can experience different sets of symptoms. The study, 'Syndromic deafness mutations at Asn 14 differentially alter open stability of Cx26 hemichannels,' will be published online June 27, 2016 in The Journal of General Physiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Connecticut boy covered in scales must have them scraped off body twice a day to save life
Evan Fasciano, from Connecticut, was born with Harlequin Ichthyosis, a genetic disorder that leaves him at constant risk of infection, dehydration seizures and sunstroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ichthyosis Vulgaris
Title: Ichthyosis Vulgaris Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 20, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Harlequin ichthyosis sufferer says 'people ask me if I've been in a fire'
Stephanie Turner, from Wynne, Arkansas, was born with Harlequin ichthyosis, an extremely rare condition that causes the skin to grow seven times faster than normal, crack and appear tight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother reported for child abuse over son's rare skin disease Netherton's syndrome
RJ Jackson, four, from Las Vegas, is one of only 70 people in the world who suffers Netherton's syndrome, an extreme form of the disease ichthyosis, which leaves his skin red and scaly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy covered in 'fish scales' due to rare skin condition
Jayden Watson, five, of Bedford, Warwickshire, was born with harlequin ichthyosis, which leaves him with persistently thick, dry, 'fish-scale' skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coventry woman covered in 'fish scales' lives in pain due to Harlequin Ichthyosis
Nusrit Shaheen, 30, from Coventry, is thought to be Britain's oldest survivor of Harlequin Ichthyosis, an extremely rare genetic disorder which causes the skin to grow seven times faster than normal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman covered in 'fish scales' lives in excruciating pain due to disease which causes her skin to grow seven times faster than normal
Nusrit Shaheen, 30, from Coventry, is thought to be Britain's oldest survivor of Harlequin Ichthyosis, an extremely rare genetic disorder which causes the skin to grow seven times faster than normal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I don't want to be the Lizard Boy': Five-year-old is covered in scales due to horrific skin condition
Five-year-old Zhasulan Korganbek, from Kazakhstan. suffers from severe ichthyosis, which causes tan and grey scales on his limbs and across his torso. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics Home Reference: ichthyosis with confetti
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/ichthyosis-with-confetti (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - February 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

lamellar ichthyosis:The teenage sisters who 'shed all their skin every DAY' due to condition
Emma and Stacey Picken, from County Durham, suffer from the rare skin condition lamellar ichthyosis which means they lose an estimated four stone of skin a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ichthyosis (“Fish-Scale skin”)
Prominent, pigmented polyangular scales on the extensor surfaces of the arms, legs, and trunk suggested recessive X-linked ichthyosis. DNA analysis demonstrated an abnormal steroid sulfatase gene, which confirmed the diagnosis. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - May 7, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meet Brenna, a baby with Harlequin Ichthyosis
Brenna has Harlequin Ichthyosis, a rare skin disease that causes the skin to grow in diamond-shaped plates (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news