Ichtyosis vulgaris

    Clinical Features:

    • Ichthyosis vulgaris is the most common of the ichthyoses.  It shows autosomal dominant inheritance.
    • Fine white scales develop on the trunk and extensor surfaces, usually within the first year of life, with fissuring in severe cases.
    • Associated with atopy and keratosis pilaris.

    Histologic Features:

    • Mild to moderate compact hyperorthokeratosis
    • Reduced and focally absent granular layer
    • Dilatation of hair follicles
    • Atrophy of sebaceous glands
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  • Ichthyosis vulgaris
    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection