Lamellar Ichthyosis: A Case Study


  • Rajinder Singh
  • Sheetal kumari
  • Sapna Pathania



Genodermatosis, Lamellar Ichthyosis, collodian babies, autosomal recessive


Lamellar Ichthyosis is a rare genodermatoses that appears at birth and continues throughout a person’s life
with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. At birth, most affected infants present as collodian babies,
and after shedding the membrane, develop scaling over the body in the localized or generalized pattern. It
has an equal incidence in males and females and is estimated to occur approximately 1 in 300,000 live births
in the United States. Here, we describe this rare condition of Lamellar Ichthyosis in a 5 month old male baby
who was admitted in hospital with the diagnosis of Sepsis. The purpose of reporting this case is to bring
clinical understanding of this rare disorder and reviewing the current emerging knowledge about it

Author Biographies

Rajinder Singh

Senior Resident, 2Senior Staff Nurse, S.M.G.S. Hospital Shalamar, GMC Jammu,

Sheetal kumari

Senior Staff Nurse, S.M.G.S. Hospital Shalamar, GMC Jammu

Sapna Pathania

M.Sc. Nursing, Saraswati
Nursing Institute Kurali, Chandigarh



How to Cite

Rajinder Singh, Sheetal kumari, & Sapna Pathania. (2021). Lamellar Ichthyosis: A Case Study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(3), 158-162.