ichthyosis

Definitions of ichthyosis
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n any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish

Types:
xeroderma, xerodermia
a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
xeroderma pigmentosum
a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processes are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light
Type of:
congenital disease, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, genetic disease, genetic disorder, hereditary condition, hereditary disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder
a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically

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