Important It is possible that the main title of the report Ichthyosis Vulgaris is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
In ichthyosis vulgaris, the skin cells are produced at a normal rate, but they do not shed normally at the surface of the outermost layer of skin (stratum corneum) and are not shed as quickly as they should be. The result is a build-up of scale. Fine scales usually develop on the back and over muscles near the joints, such as an elbow or knee (extensor muscles). Ichthyosis is usually most common and severe over the lower legs.
Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types 2616 N Broad Street Colmar, PA 18915 Tel: (215)997-9400 Fax: (215)997-9403 Tel: (800)545-3286 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.firstskinfoundation.org
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse One AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 USA Tel: (301)495-4484 Fax: (301)718-6366 Tel: (877)226-4267 TDD: (301)565-2966 Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/
National Registry for Ichthyosis and Related Disorders University of Washington Dermatology Dept. Box 356524 1959 N.E. Pacific Street Seattle, WA 98195-6524 Tel: (800)595-1265 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.skinregistry.org/
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Madisons Foundation PO Box 241956 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Tel: (310)264-0826 Fax: (310)264-4766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
European Network for Ichthyosis (ENI) In den Dellen 21 D-51515 Kürten Germany Tel: +49 2207849869 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.ichthyosis.eu
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