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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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What are the symptoms of Tay syndrome?

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.[1] 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.[2]
Last updated: 7/30/2013

  1. Jamhekar SD, Dhongade AR. Tay syndrome. Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Mar; 75(3):288-290.
  2. Happle R, Traupe H, Gröbe H, Bonsmann G. The Tay syndrome (congenital ichthyosis with trichothiodystrophy). Eur J Pediatr. 1984 Jan; 141(3):147-152.