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American Academy of Dermatology Research Confirms Genetic Skin Barrier Defect Linked to Eczema

...le and continually moisturize the skin." Dr. Hanifin noted that the important new study found a connection between atopic dermatitis and the disease ichthyosis vulgaris, a genetic disease characterized by dry, scaly skin. In both diseases, it is believed that mutations in the filaggrin gene responsible for th...

More Mutations Of Gene That Cause Skin Disorders And Asthma Discovered

... the outer layers of the skin, allowing the entry of allergens, which drive the immune system haywire. A mutation to one gene is enough to cause ichthyosis vulgaris, a dry, scaly skin. If both genes are faulty, the problems lead to eczema, asthma, and, it is suspected, hayfever and peanut allergy. T...

Gene That Causes Dry Skin, Identified

...in, showed that about 10% of Europeans carry a mutation that switches off the filaggrin gene, causing a very common dry, scaly skin condition known as ichthyosis vulgaris. Statistics show that about five million people in the UK have a milder form of the condition, while 120,000 people in the UK have no fi...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

...he course of this study, have also helped identify a faulty connexin gene as the cause of a skin and deafness disorder known as "KIDS" (for keratitis, ichthyosis and deafness syndrome), while previous findings by others have linked a connexin to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The researchers concluded that o...
Ichthyosis in Medical Technology

Barrier Therapeutics Announces Liarozole Phase 2/3 Study Results in Lamellar Ichthyosis

Drug Effectively Treated 41 to 50% of Patients and Was Well-Tolerated PRINCETON, NJ, Jun 14, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Barrier Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BTRX), a pharmaceutical company that develops and markets dermatology products, today announced results from its completed ...

IBT Laboratories to Launch New Pneumococcal Antibody Avidity Test at AAAAI Meeting, Booth 729

... growing list of tests to investigate skin diseases. It determines whether a patient who presents with the common skin disorders atopic dermatitis or ichthyosis vugaris has a mutation that prevents the skin from working as an effective barrier to allergens and infectious agents. Current research suggests that...
Ichthyosis in Medical Dictionary

Ichthyosis

Ichthyosis is a heterogeneous family of at least 28, generalized, mostly genetic skin disorders. All types of ichthyosis have dry, thickened, scaly or flaky skin. In many types the skin is said to resemble the scales on a fish; the word ichthyosis comes from the Ancient... Ichthy...

Scaly skin

...hyosis Vulgaris): Condition information and pictures for adults - Overview. ichthyosis vulgaris, also known as common ichthyosis or fish scale ... List of 285 causes of Scaly skin , alternative di...

Keratin

... keratins ... Individual keratin molecules are entwined helically around each ... Mutations in the rod domain of keratin 2e in patients with ichthyosis bullosa of ... diagnosed with EHK, but lacking keratin K1 or K10 mutations, should be re ... FREE 2-Day Shipping on college essentials. Sponsor...

Ichthyosis vulgaris

... ichthyosis vulgaris is a skin disorder causing dry, scaly skin. It is the most common form of ichthyosis , :486 affecting around 1 in 250 people. For this reason it is known as common ichthyosis . It is usually an autosomal dominant inherited ...
Ichthyosis in Biological News

When our protective armor shows weakness

...he natural barrier function of the skin is limited. In 2006 filaggrin mutations could be identified as cause of the so-called fish scale disease or ichthyosis vulgaris, and as risk factors for the development of atopic dermatitis, a genetic breakthrough made by the Irish research team around Irwin McLean and...
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