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Nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma

Other Names for this Disease
  • CIE
  • Congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma
  • Ichthyosiform erythroderma, Brocq congenital, nonbullous form
  • Ichthyosiform erythroderma, congenital, nonbullous, 1
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Nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (NBCIE) is a specific type of ichthyosis mainly affecting the skin. Most infants with NBCIE are born with a tight, shiny covering on their skin, called a collodion membrane, which is typically shed within a few weeks. Other signs and symptoms include redness of the skin (erythroderma); fine, white scales on the skin; and thickening of the skin on the palms and soles of feet (palmoplantar keratoderma). Some people with NBCIE also have outward turning eyelids (ectropion); outward turning lips (eclabium); and nails that do not grow normally (nail dystrophy). NBCIE may be caused by mutations in any one of at least three genes: ALOX12BALOXE3 or NIPAL4. In some people with NBCIE, the cause of the disorder is unknown.[1][2]
Last updated: 10/7/2011


  1. Nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma. Genetics Home Reference. August 2010; Accessed 10/7/2011.
  2. Sherri J Bale, Gabriele Richard. Autosomal Recessive Congenital Ichthyosis. GeneReviews. November 19, 2009; Accessed 10/7/2011.
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  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
  • DermNetNZ provides information on ichthyosis in general. DermNetNZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated.

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