Ichthyosis, CHILD Syndrome
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- Congenital Hemidysplasia with Ichthyosis Erythroderma and Limb Defects
- DOC 16, Unilateral Hemidysplasia Type
- Disorders of Cornification 16
- Unilateral Hemidysplasia Type
- Unilateral Ichthyosiform Erythroderma with Ipsilateral Malformations, Limb
- CHILD Nevus
- CHILD Naevus
CHILD syndrome (an acronym for congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform erythroderma and limb defects) is an inherited disorder, affecting primarily women, that is characterized by ichthyosis-like skin abnormalities and limb defects on one side of the body. Other abnormalities may be present, as well.
If defects of other body organs are present, they are usually on the same side of the body as the skin and limb abnormalities.
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