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A case report on ichthyosis vulgaris with seborrhoeic dermatitis

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Pharmacy Practice, The Dale View College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  • 2Department of Pharmacy Practice, The Dale View College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  • 3Department of Pharmacy Practice, The Dale View College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 11-12, September,28 (2019)

Abstract

Ichthyosis vulgaris is a keratinizing disorder that can leads to the accumulation of dead cells on the skin surface causing dry, scaly and thick skin. It can be inherited or acquired type skin disorder and usually more common and appears on the hands and lower legs. The prevalence of ichthyosis vulgaris estimated at 1 in 300000 in India and both males and females get equally affected. The clinical signs and symptoms include flaky scalp, itchy, dry and thickened skin, scales in the skin surface coloured of brown, grey, or white. Symptoms can be reduced by regular bathing and applying of moisturizer keeps the skin from drying out. This case discusses an 18 year old pleasant girl presented with the symptoms of high grade fever, worsening breathlessness and wheeze of 4 days duration, hyper pigmented lesions over hands and legs. She had history of lower respiratory infection (LRI) episode 10 years back and treated with oral antibiotics, steroids, bronchodilators and nebulizers. The symptoms showed by the patient were classical to ichthyosis vulgaris with seborrhoeic dermatitis thus confirming the same as diagnosis.

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