Acquired ichthyosis

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Ichthyosis acquisita
Other names: Acquired ichthyosis

Acquired ichthyosis, also referred to as ichthyosis acquisita, is a type of extreme dry skin.[1]

Symptoms and signs

The presentation of Ichthyosis acquisita is consistent with dry skin, and itch.[2]

Associated conditions

The development of ichthyosis in adulthood can be a manifestation of systemic disease, and it has been described in association with malignancies, drugs, endocrine and metabolic disease, HIV, infection, and autoimmune conditions.[3]: 494 

It usually is associated with people who have Hodgkin's disease but it is also occurs in people with mycosis fungoides, other malignant sarcomas, Kaposi's sarcoma and visceral carcinomas. It can occur in people suffering from leprosy, AIDS, tuberculosis, and typhoid fever.[citation needed]

See also


  1. James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "27. Genodermatoses and congenital anomalies". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. pp. 563–565. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2023-08-05. Retrieved 2023-08-04.
  2. "Ichthyosis, acquired | Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS Program". Archived from the original on 18 March 2021. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  3. Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.

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