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Indian J Pharmacol. 2019 Sep-Oct;51(5):343-345. doi: 10.4103/ijp.IJP_124_17. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma: A rare neonatal dermatoses responding to acitretin.

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1
Department of Skin and VD, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
2
Department of Skin and VD, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
3
Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Abstract

Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma is a rare and severe form of ichthyosis manifesting in the neonatal age group. We report a child with diffuse peeling of skin and erythroderma presenting on the 2nd day of birth. With aseptic nursing care along with emollients and oral acitretin, the child's quality of life improved remarkably, hence highlighting the point of early and judicious use of acitretin in reducing disease morbidity.

KEYWORDS:

Acitretin; congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma; ichthyosis; neonatal dermatoses

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