Free Online Dictionary
|Wikipedia English The Free Encyclopedia||Download this dictionary|
Harlequin-type ichthyosis (also known as "Harlequin baby", Harlequin ichthyosis, ichthyosis congenita, Ichthyosis fetalis, keratosis diffusa fetalis, "Harlequin fetus", and "Ichthyosis congenita gravior"), a skin disease, is the most severe form of congenital ichthyosis, characterized by a thickening of the keratin layer in fetal human skin. In sufferers of the disease, the skin contains massive, diamond-shaped scales, and tends to have a reddish color. In addition, the eyes, ears, penis, and the appendages may be abnormally contracted. The scaly keratin greatly limits the child's movement. Because of resultant cracked skin in locations where normal skin would fold, it is easily pregnable by bacteria and other contaminants, resulting in serious risk of fatal infection.
|See more at Wikipedia.org...|
The following video provides you with the correct English pronunciation of the word "Harlequin-type ichthyosis", to help you become a better English speaker.
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
| Harlequin-type ichthyosis in English
You think you have ethics... Take the survey NOW!