Ichthyosis linearis circumflexa is a distinctive skin condition of generalized hyperkeratosis and polycyclic and serpiginous erythematous plaques with a. It manifests as collodion baby at birth and refractory erythroderma during infancy and early childhood days. Ichthyosis linearis circumflexa (ILC). A 7 years old girl, born of a non-consanguineous marriage, presented with multiple asymptomatic dry and scaly patches over her body since infancy. The.

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Additionally, phototherapy may be effective through its immunomodulatory and apoptosis inducing effects on keratinocytes, dendritic cells, mast cells and T-lymphocytes. Introduction Ichthyosis linearis circumflexa is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder of keratinization characterized by annular and polycyclic lesions with double-edged scales. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year.

A year-old Caucasian male presented for evaluation of a long standing skin condition characterized by dry, red and scaling skin. Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. On dermatological examination, widespread erythematous, annular, polycyclic and double-edged papulosquamous plaques were detected on the trunk and extremities [ Fig.

Netherton syndrome

Netherton’s Syndrome and Ichthyosis Linearis Circumflexa: The exact mechanism of action of phototherapy in this condition is unknown, but it has been proposed that phototherapy may enhance the synthesis of linearid serine protease inhibitors that compensate the activity of the defective LEKTI function. LEKTI is a new type of serine protease inhibitor with antitrypsin activity. The goals of treatment are to manage the symptoms and prevent skin infections and other complications.


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Ichthyosis linearis circumflexa in a child. Response to narrowband UVB therapy.

NB UVB phototherapy can be considered a rational approach with regard to the side effects of topical therapies and the variable results obtained from systemic retinoids in the management of this disorder. Ichthyosis linearis circumflexa is a rare form of ichthyosis characterized linraris polycyclic and circunflexa lesions which are bordered by a double-edged scale. An itchy eczematous rash may be present, especially later in childhood.

In some cases there is no family history of the trait and Netherton syndrome is revealed when two unaffected parents who are both carriers of the mutated recessive gene have a child who receives both copies of the recessive gene.

Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. The eruption had appeared on the face as erythema and scaling at the age of one month and it had spread circhmflexa the trunk and extremities during the following year. Cushing syndrome has been reported as a consequence of widespead application of topical corticosteroids.

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. Examination of abnormal hair under microscope shows trichorrhexis invaginata defects of the hair shafts. For infants with less severe symptoms, many will suffer from a failure to thrive in the first year of life and by the second year of life although the health of most children will start to improve, most will remain underweight and of short stature.


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Open in a separate window. If you have any concerns with your skin or its treatment, see a dermatologist for advice. The majority of lesions cleared after 30 sessions with a cumulative dose of Support Center Support Center.

This does not usually develop until after 2 years of age but may occur earlier. A diagnosis of ichthyosis linearis circumflexa was established based on the clinical and icchthyosis findings.

There is widespread reddening erythroderma and the linaris is covered in dry fine scales ichthyosis. Various treatment modalities such as emmolients, keratolytics, calcipotriene, topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, systemic retinoids, phototherapy and photochemotherapy have been used in the management of this disorder.

J Am Acad Dermatol. Main observation A year-old patient diagnosed as ichthyosis linearis circumflexa demonstrated considerable improvement with narrowband UVB phototherapy at the end of 30 sessions.

linearia Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. Skin biopsy and DNA testing may also be performed to confirm diagnosis.

Purchase access Subscribe now. A year-old patient diagnosed as ichthyosis linearis circumflexa demonstrated considerable improvement with narrowband UVB phototherapy at the end of 30 sessions.