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July 1971

Ichthyosiform Erythroderma, Hair Shaft Abnormalities, and Mental and Growth Retardation: A New Recessive Disorder

Author Affiliations


From the Skin Clinic, Medical Unit II, University of Singapore.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(1):4-13. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000190006002

A new autosomal recessive disorder characterized by growth retardation, progeria-like appearance, mental deficiency, nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, and hair shaft defects consisting of pili torti and trichorrhexis nodosa-like lesions was found in three children of a Chinese family in Singapore. It is possible that this disease is closely related to other rare ectomesodermal disorders with congenital ichthyosis, hair shaft defects, and other congenital abnormalities, and a new classification of these conditions is therefore proposed.