© 1989

The Ichthyoses

A Guide to Clinical Diagnosis, Genetic Counseling, and Therapy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

  3. Isolated Vulgar Ichthyoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Heiko Traupe
      Pages 45-53
    3. Heiko Traupe
      Pages 54-78
  4. Associated Ichthyoses of the Vulgaris Type

  5. Isolated Congenital Ichthyoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Heiko Traupe
      Pages 105-110
    3. Heiko Traupe
      Pages 111-134
  6. Associated Congenital Ichthyoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155

About this book


It is a great pleasure for me to see this work in print. As outlined by Dr. Traupe, at least 20 different types of ichthyosis have been identified to date. This book will effectively help to establish a correct diagnosis, as a basis for genetic counseling. Dr. Traupe proposes a new classification of the ichthyoses, based on reason­ able clinical criteria. He lets the reader share in his enormous knowledge and safely guides him through the difficult field of nomenclature. He describes the particular nature of these scaling disorders in a manner as simple as possible. During the last few years, research on ichthyosis has become a fascinating scientific challenge due to the introduction of novel investigative approaches. The main advantage of this book lies in the fact that the author successfully combines recent achievements made in lipid analysis, enzymology, electron microscopy, and molecular genetics. Heiko Traupe began his career in dermatology 11 years ago, as a resident in the Department of Dermatology in Munster. As we were both interested in the genetic aspects of skin diseases, this was the starting point of a most fruitful collaboration, which is still continuing. During our common work in Munster, Dr. Traupe was able, thanks to his unceasing clinical curiosity, to describe many novel aspects within the field of ichthyosis, and I took pride in coauthoring papers on new items such as cryptorchidism as a fea­ ture associated with X-linked recessive ichthyosis, autosomal dominant lamellar ichthyosis, and alopecia ichthyotica.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of NijmegenHB NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Ichthyoses
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Clinical Diagnosis, Genetic Counseling, and Therapy
  • Authors Heiko Traupe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-19222-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-73652-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-73650-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 253
  • Number of Illustrations 147 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    Human Genetics
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