X-linked ichthyosis
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X-linked ichthyosis

Doreen Crawford Nurse adviser, Nursing Children & Young People

As the name suggests, X-linked ichthyosis is the result of an anomaly carried by the X chromosome and therefore occurs only in males. The condition is thought to have an incidence of 1:6,000 and can affect all races.

Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 2, 20-20. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.2.20.s17