Icthyoses are heterogeneous group of disorders. The present study was conducted to evaluate cases of Icthyoses reported to the department.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 38 cases of congenital Icthyoses reported to the department. A careful clinical examination was done. A punch biopsy was taken from atypical and doubtful cases.
Results: Maximum cases were seen in age group 0-10 years (18) followed by 11-20 years (6), 21-30 years (4), 31-40 years (5), 41-50 years (3) and >50 years (2). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Ichthyosis vulgaris was seen in 14, X‑linked recessive ichthyosis in 10, Lamellar ichthyosis in 6, Bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma in 4, Epidermolytic ichthyosis in 3 and Ichthyosis hystrix in 1. Hyperlinear palms were present in 3, hyperlinear soles in 34, keratosis pilaris in 22 and atopy in 17. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Most common lesion reported was Ichthyosis vulgaris and age group 0-10 years had maximum cases.