Hereditary and Acquired Ichthyosis Vulgaris Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider xerosis and ichthyosiform sarcoid [41, 42] and tinea incognita. [43] Unrecognized widespread dermatophyte infection may be see in patients with ichthyosis vulgaris. [44]

Regarding X-linked ichthyosis, steroid sulfatase and filaggrin mutations may occur simultaneously. [45]

Differential Diagnoses