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June 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(6):891-894. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550180105028

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The Use of X-Ray in Dermatology Dr. George M. Stroud, Moderator

Dr. John Storasli, Department of Radiology, University Hospitals

Dr. George Binkley

Dr. James R. Driver

Congenital Ichthyosis (Persistent Epitrichial Layer). Presented by Dr. Edward S. Kozikowski, courtesy of Dr. Hill and Dr. Keppler.

This girl, born in July, 1956, was seen shortly after delivery with a generalized skin deformity of the face, fingers, and toes. This consisted of a thin, parchment-like layer of epithelium covering the entire body. Three days after birth large, thin, collodion-like sheets of material began to desquamate. The biopsy diagnosis: Congenital ichthyosis. The family history is negative. This baby has two normal siblings.


Dr. Harold N. Cole Sr.: It seems to me that this case comes more under the category of "lamellar desquamation of the newborn." Such cases are exceedingly rare. When first in practice here in Cleveland, I saw such

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