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5 Facts you should know about

Epidermolytic ichthyosis

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1

Epidermolytic ichthyosis (EI)

is a rare, genetic skin disorder.

2

It becomes apparent at birth,

or shortly after birth, with reddening, scaling, and severe blistering of the skin.

3

Hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin)

develops within months and worsens over time.

4

Blister formation decreases,

but may still occur after skin trauma or during summer months.

5

Skin can be itchy and smelly,

and prone to infection.

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