Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) or Bloch-Siemens syndrome is known to be rare genetic disorder that affects the skin, hair, teeth and central nervous system. The common symptoms of this condition include blistering rash, wart-like skin growths, grey or brown patches, hair loss, dental problems, mental retardation, seizures and vision impairment. In some rare cases, structural abnormalities like skull deformities, cardiopulmonary failure, appearance of extra ribs and ear anomalies also appear. Corroborative skin biopsy and molecular genetic testing of the gene 'NEMO IKBKG', helps in diagnosing this condition.
HOW IS INCONTINENTIA PIGMENTI DIAGNOSED?
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