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September 1985

Congenital Migratory Ichthyosiform Dermatosis With Neurologic and Ophthalmologic Abnormalities

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medical Genetics, Indiana University, Northwest Center for Medical Education, Gary (Dr Zunich); the Division of Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago (Dr Esterly); the Department of Biological Structure and Medicine (Dermatology), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle (Dr Holbrook); and the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies, Center for Genetics, School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, and the Section of Genetics, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill (Dr Kaye).

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(9):1149-1156. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660090063015

• We encountered two patients with a congenital migratory ichthyosiform dermatosis, retinal colobomas, conductive hearing loss, seizures, mental retardation, and similar facial features. The results of electron microscopic studies performed on skin biopsy specimens from the patients differed significantly from those of previously reported cases of ichthyosiform dermatoses with associated neurologic and ophthalmologic abnormalities; they appear to represent a new neuroectodermal syndrome.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:1149-1156)