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harlequin ichthyosis

 

Definition: a fetal form of ichthyosis thought to be distinct from lamellar ichthyosis, with plaques having a diamondlike shape resembling the suit of a harlequin character; the keratinocytes contain increased amounts of tonofibrils, which are fibrillar structural proteins; autosomal recessive inheritance.

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