The Ichthyoses pp 179-186 | Cite as

X-Linked Dominant Ichthyosis

  • Heiko Traupe


X-linked dominant ichthyosis is a multisystem disorder involving skin, bones, and eyes [4–8]. The condition also is often called “X-linked dominant chondrodysplasia punctata” [5, 8, 16, 17]. How the disease is named depends of course, on how it is looked at. For a dermatologist, ichthyotic erythroderma at birth evolving into a nonerythematous ichthyosis with linear skin lesions is the hallmark of the condition, while a pediatrician may attach more importance to the mild chondrodysplasia punctata. I prefer the designation “X-linked dominant ichthyosis” (XDI).


Granular Layer Bare Patch Steroid Sulfatase Incontinentia Pigmenti Chondrodysplasia Punctata 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heiko Traupe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of NijmegenHB NijmegenThe Netherlands

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