Autosomal Recessive Congenital Ichthyosis

In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993.
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The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI), related genetic counseling issues, and management.

The following are the goals of this overview.

Goal 1: Briefly describe the clinical characteristics of ARCI.

Goal 2: Review the genetic causes of ARCI.

Goal 3: Review the differential diagnosis of ARCI with a focus on genetic conditions.

Goal 4: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of ARCI in a proband (when possible).

Goal 5: Inform genetic counseling of family members of an individual with ARCI.

Goal 6: Review management of ARCI.

Publication types

  • Review