Learn About Acquired Ichthyosis

What is the definition of Acquired Ichthyosis?
Acquired ichthyosis is a skin disorder characterized by chronic, dry, and thickened fish scale-like skin that usually appears in adults who have an underlying systemic disease, such as Hodgkin lymphoma, hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone), sarcoidosis (granulomatous disease), cancer, or an HIV infection. While the cause is unknown acquired ichthyosis may occur with the use of certain medications, such as hydroxyurea, kava, nicotinic acid, and targeted cancer therapies, such as protein kinase inhibitors, vemurafenib, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).
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What are the symptoms of Acquired Ichthyosis?
Symptoms of acquired ichthyosis usually affect the arms, abdomen, and legs and may include chronic, dry, and thickened fish scale-like skin that causes excessive lines on the palms, keratosis pilaris (dry, rough skin bumps), and may be associated with atopic eczema, an underlying disease, cancer, or occur in individuals who are taking a drug know to cause dry skin.
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What are the current treatments for Acquired Ichthyosis?
Treatment for acquired ichthyosis mainly focuses on soothing, protecting, and improving the skin condition by using non-soap body washes, bathing in salt water, and using an exfoliating sponge and moisturizing creams containing urea, salicylic acid, or alpha hydroxy acids. Severe acquired ichthyosis may be treated with oral retinoids, such as acitretin and isotretinoin, oral antibiotics for bacterial skin infection, and Vitamin D supplementation.
Who are the top Acquired Ichthyosis Local Doctors?
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Amarillo VA Health Care System

6010 W Amarillo Blvd 
Amarillo, TX 79106

Cloyce Stetson is a Dermatologist in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Stetson has been practicing medicine for over 28 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Acquired Ichthyosis. He is also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acquired Ichthyosis, Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and Warts. He is licensed to treat patients in Texas. Dr. Stetson is currently accepting new patients.

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Ibn Rochd University Hospital

Casablanca, MA 

Fouzia Hali is in Casablanca, Morocco. Hali is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Acquired Ichthyosis. She is also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Acquired Ichthyosis, Proliferating Trichilemmal Cyst, Mouth Ulcers, and Erythema Nodosum.

 
 
 
 
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Pella Office

2605 Washington St 
Pella, IA 50219

Jennifer Palmer is a Dermatologist in Pella, Iowa. Dr. Palmer has been practicing medicine for over 33 years and is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Acquired Ichthyosis. She is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Follicular Ichthyosis, Acquired Ichthyosis, Actinic Keratosis, and Contact Dermatitis. She is licensed to treat patients in Iowa. Dr. Palmer is currently accepting new patients.

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