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IBIDS syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ichtyosis, Brittle hair, Intellectual impairment, Decreased fertility, and Short stature
  • Tay syndrome
  • Trichothiodystrophy with congenital ichtyosis
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Tay syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by congenital ichthyosis (dry, fish-like scaly skin present at birth) and abnormal brittle hair (trichothiodystrophy).[1]
Last updated: 7/30/2013


  1. Jamhekar SD, Dhongade AR. Tay syndrome. Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Mar; 75(3):288-290.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
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