The disease X-linked Ichthyosis is basically a serious kind of genetic disorder that is also referred to as Steroid sulfatase deficiency,"" and ""X-linked recessive ichthyosis. Symptoms for this disorder mainly include the scaling of the skin, which is quite prominent. The underlying skin tends to become quite dark and grey in color - with changing frequency.
HOW IS X-LINKED ICHTHYOSIS DIAGNOSED?
X-linked Ichthyosis is diagnosed through genetic testing and also doing a skin examination.
HOW IS X-LINKED ICHTHYOSIS TREATED?
X-linked Ichthyosis responds well to topical treatment with alpha-hydroxy acids. These applications slow down the shedding of the stratum corneum. Emollients are also useful in treating X-linked Ichthyosis
DID YOU KNOW?
Approximately 50% of adult males and some female carriers will have asymptomatic comma-shaped corneal opacities (cloudy spots), which do not affect sight. Female carriers of X-linked ichthyosis occasionally report dry skin problems and, rarely, shadows of scales on the skin.