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July 1978

Ichthyosis Hystrix

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(7):1059-1060. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640190047016

• According to a popular system of classification, the term ichthyosis hystrix denotes an organoid epidermal nevus composed of hyperkeratotic papules with a bilateral distribution. Our patient had dramatic disfiguring epidermal changes of this type covering nearly all of her body. Although this abnormality began at the age of 2, she does not exhibit any of the various neurological or skeletal derangements that have been reported to be associated with the condition.

(Arch Dermatol 114:1059-1060, 1978)