Harlequin Ichthyosis Disorder
Mr. Kurian Bibin*
Lecturer, Dept of Child Health Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra
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Online published on 12 January, 2017.
The Harlequin Ichthyosis disorder is a rare genetic condition, due to which infants are born with a thick, yellow and very hard skin. The skin has large, diamond-shaped plates separated by deep fissures, much like a fish's. Therefore, taking from the Greek word ikthys and the Latin word ichthyos, both, meaning fish. The disease has been known since 1750, and was first described in the diary of a cleric from Charleston, South Carolina.
Harlequin Ichthyosis, genetic condition, infants, diamond-shaped plates, fissures.