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European Journal of Dermatology

Atrichia, ichthyosis, follicular hyperkeratosis, chronic candidiasis, keratitis, seizures, mental retardation and inguinal hernia: a severe manifestation of IFAP syndrome? Volume 10, issue 2, March 2000

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  • Author(s): M. del Boente, H. Bibas-Bonet, A.M. Coronel, R.A. Asial , Department of Dermatology. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán, 4000, Argentina. boente@networld.com.ar
  • Key words: KID syndrome, alopecia, IFAP, X-linked genodermatoses
  • Page(s) : 98-102
  • Published in: 2000

A boy with congenital atrichia, ichthyosis follicular, keratitis, cutaneous infections and a huge inguinal hernia, but without deafness is reported. We believe it represents a new case of a rare X-linked recessive syndrome known as ichthyosis follicularis, alopecia, photophobia syndrome (IFAP). The differential diagnosis from keratitis ichthyosis deafness is discussed. The cutaneous infections seen in our case suggest the possibility of considering a genetic link between these syndromes.