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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The most common symptoms of Tay syndrome are brittle hair (trichothiodystrophy); dry, thickened, scaling skin (ichthyosis); photosensitivity (abnormal light sensitivity); abnormal nails; and multiple developmental defects. Other features include: low birth weight, short stature, mental retardation, delayed neuromuscular development and other central nervous system anomalies, dysplasia of nails, hypoplasia of subcutaneous fatty tissue, prematurely-aged facial appearance, hypogonadism, cataracts, osteosclerosis (abnormal increase in density and hardness of the bone), dysphonia, and increased susceptibility to infections.
Last updated: 7/30/2013