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Acquired ichthyosis

Disease definition

A rare epidermal disease characterized by rough, dry skin with prominent, plate-like scaling. It is non-hereditary and usually arises during adulthood in the context of a variety of diseases or conditions, like various types of cancer, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, nutritional deficiencies, but also as a side effect of certain medications. Severity depends on the underlying disease or condition.

ORPHA:454

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: L85.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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