[Occurrence of X-linked ichthyosis along with atopy]

Orv Hetil. 2000 Jun 4;141(23):1301-3.
[Article in Hungarian]


The cases of children indicate suffering from X-linked ichthyosis accompanied by atopic diseases (bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis) which developed in infancy. The examinations revealed microdeletion of the steroid sulfatase region (Xp22.3), increased total IgE value and polysensibilization. It seems that the steroid sulphatase deficiency in ichthyosis played a role in the development of the atopic diseases. The present study suggests the commencement of a strict diet and antihistamine therapy, already in its infancy, in order to prevent the development of the accompanying atopic diseases.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arylsulfatases / deficiency*
  • Arylsulfatases / genetics
  • Asthma / complications
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Conjunctivitis / complications
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / complications
  • Female
  • Gene Deletion*
  • Heterozygote
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / complications*
  • Ichthyosis, X-Linked / complications*
  • Ichthyosis, X-Linked / enzymology
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / complications
  • Steryl-Sulfatase
  • X Chromosome / genetics*


  • Arylsulfatases
  • Steryl-Sulfatase