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Case Reports
July 1969

Accentuation of Ichthyosis Vulgaris in Denervated Skin

Author Affiliations

USN, San Diego, Calif

From the Department of Dermatology, Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(1):42-45. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610250048011
Abstract

A case is reported of accentuation of ichthyotic scales within a localized area of cutaneous denervation in a patient with ichthyosis vulgaris. Determination of stratum corneum turnover time using a fluorescent dye (tetrachlorsalicylanilide) revealed a markedly increased scale adherence in the denervated area suggesting that cutaneous denervation increases epidermal turnover time.

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