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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 301) Last page : ( 305)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00067.6

Harlequin Ichthyosis Disorder

Mr. Kurian Bibin*

Lecturer, Dept of Child Health Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra

*Corresponding Author's Email: bibinkurian546@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Background

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.

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Keywords

Harlequin Ichthyosis, genetic condition, infants, diamond-shaped plates, fissures.

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