Ichthyosis vulgaris

Common ichthyosis

Ichthyosis vulgaris is a skin disorder passed down through families that leads to dry, scaly skin.

Ichthyosis, acquired - legs

Ichthyosis results from an abnormality in the cornification (production of the outer dead layer) of the skin. Many different forms of ichthyosis are recognized. Notice the dry skin and scaly appearance. Ichthyosis is usually worse in the winter and is more severe over the legs.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional