Ichthyosis is a family of genetic skin disorders characterized by dry, scaling skin that may be thickened or very thin. Each year, more than 16,000 babies are born with some form of ichthyosis. Ichthyosis affects people of all ages, ethnicities and gender. The disease usually presents at birth, or within the first year, and continues to affect the patient throughout their lifetime.
For additional information, please visit FIRST: Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types: http://www.firstskinfoundation.org