Mondo Description Ichthyosis vulgaris is a common skin disorder passed down through families that leads to dry, scaly skin. It often begins in early childhood. Treatment may include heavy duty moisturizers which contain chemicals that help the skin to shed normally, including lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea. Ichthyosis vulgaris can be a nuisance, but it rarely affects overall health. The condition usually disappears during adulthood, but may return in later years. This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.
Disease Ontology Description An ichthyosis that has_material_basis_in heterozygous mutation in the filaggrin gene on chromosome 1q21 and is characterized by dead skin cells accumulate in thick, dry scales on your skin's surface.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0007810: autosomal dominant ichthyosis vulgaris