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Ichthyosis

Skin condition associated with dryness, stiffness and characteristic fish-like scales, caused by thickening of the horn layer of the skin and thinning of the normal skin layers. The condition is hereditary and more common in men than women. The cause of ichthyosis cannot be treated. The abnormal horn layer can be treated only locally with horn solvents, because general application has too many side-effects.

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